The construction of Floating Terrace House takes place in a residential zone developed 30 years ago during the bubble period. Although this region used to be an idyllic countryside, following its development by a single developer to residential area as a city block, a rational subdivision into isolated houses surrounded by fences and distant from each other, have been applied to the zone.
This is a small smart house in a residential area in Tokyo. We set large windows on the open south side and set a green screen as south facade by making planter boxes on each floor.
SAI Architecture Design Office have recently completed this family home in Osaka, Japan, that has perfectly incorporated both indoors and outdoors. The architects decided to place the building on the North side in order to maximize a garden space.
This box-shaped Japanese home is split level and has mezzanine floor at the center. The site is in new residential site, and this house is the first project in it. So, it was hard to say how the surround changes and I made a suggestion to arrange the main spaces on the second floor.
This is an interior renovation project of an existing two-story timber structure house in Tokyo which was built approximately 40 years ago. The clients, a young couple and the wife’s parents, were already living here before the renovation.
By valuing a long-established, traditional construction method in Japan as well as natural materials, we aimed to design a sustainable indoor environment for the Arakabe house. Lawns with rich green plants are located on the south and east sides of the house.