Complex of houses , offices , and shop .|
Shop space to let on the ground , offices to let on the first and second , and clientfs residence on top two floors .
Childrenfs rooms on top are unique spaces ,one is able to be divided into two by movable cupboards , another one is rather big ,high ceiling above which is the loft bedroom.
Floating desk above the staircase , bookshelves on the walls of stairs and so on are arranged .
Half of the land is not able to build , because of power cable above .|
Main living space with tatami-mat floor room are on the first floor with balcony where more sunlight is available than ground floor on the land of dense residential area .
The roof has a steep slant at 45 degrees , so the spaces underneath has the same slant and high ceiling .
Two storied house on the sloping site to the south .|
Client required the house appearance as a single storied house . So the spaces on the first floor have sloped ceilings like lofts .
On the result the appearance looks like a house in the film gNostalgiah by Andrei Tarkovsky.
Decked terrace is projected above the sloped site among the existing trees .
Seen on TV
gA visit a House by Atsusi WatanabehTV ASAHI Feb . 2 1991
Courthouse of mixed structure of reinforced concrete and wood frame construction. |
South side of the court is living- dining , north side is an exhibit and meeting space for mineral specimens which are collected by client through long years .
Kitchen , bathroom , utility and staircase are east and west side in-between .
The Japan Architects Apr. 1984
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SD Review Exhibition 1985
SD Dec. 1986
Four story house with shop and parking to let on the ground floor . |
Steel structure , columns and beams are exposed and painted white . Concrete slabs are also exposed as they are .
Because the ground is not so firm , We chose steel structure which characteristic is light weight chosen .
gIji no toshijuutaku g1986
Atelier house for the female painter on the stepped hillside in Kamakura . |
Adjacent land level is lower , so on the south good view can be seen .
North , west , and east sides are surrounded by the slopes of woods . Entrance is on the first floor to which you go up by outer stairs .
Like the photographerfs studio in the film gBlow up g@people come down to the atelier by the spiral stairs.
By the dining table projected terrace there is a big glazed window stable north light comes down to atelier ,
The Toshijuutaku Aug.1985
The Bijututetyou Apr. 1984
House in the residential area in Tokyo . |
Various outer planted spaces are designed . Main garden continues up to slope above the garage , planted terrace by the corridor on the first floor between two childrenfs rooms with copper saddle roofs .
Through the windows of the terrace , sunlight comes down to the dining area on the ground floor .
The Japan Architects Spring issue 1985
House of reinforced concrete construction in the residential area of Shiroganedai . |
Client want to fill the soil to raise the ground level 1 meter , so split-level floor plan is chosen again .
Dining-kitchen and living room on the ground , Japanese-style room and bar corner on the half level up , and childrenfs room , bathroom , and main bedroom on the first floor .
By using various sliding doors , one of which can be drawn in the wall about 3m , all the rooms can be connected into one room .
The Toshijuutaku Apr.1982
House of mixed structure , consists of reinforced concrete and
Wood-frame construction by the Teganuma marsh . |
Level difference between street on the north and the south leads to choose split-level floor plan .
Dining-kitchen and Japanese-style room on the ground , living on the half level up , and childrenfs rooms on the first floor with roof-terrace from where fireworks of Teganuma marsh can be seen in summer .
Two houses complex in which my family and the family of my sister in law live . |
I designed it just after I came back from London .
In London and its suburbs there are areas where lots of semi-detached houses gather. Two houses share a pitched roof and boundary wall . It is a very interesting building form ,
So I used this form for the new houses . And I took skip-floor levels in which the floor levels are shifted about half a story . Each spaces are connected and eyes level changes continuously.
The Japan Architect Aug. 1977