be fun design: attic house
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jul 23, 2012
be fun design: attic house


‘attic house’ by be-fun design, tokyo, japan
all images courtesy of be-fun design

japanese practice be-fun design has recently completed ‘attic house’, a 9 family residential block in tokyo, japan. positioned perpendicular
to the main road, inhabitants access their individual dwelling from a row of paired portals within an alley. every other door leads into
four two-storey homes are entered directly at street level, while the intermediary four require residents to climb a spiral staircase to reach
the two-storey units positioned above the ground level residences. due to the site’s size, a last leftover dwelling breaks the alternating
pattern and spans all four floors.


(left) street view
(right) alley view
images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


images © hiroyuki hirai


sectional perspectives


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1


elevation

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