hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral
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jul 09, 2012
hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral


‘life in spiral’ by hideaki takayanagi, tokyo, japan
all images courtesy of hideaki takayanagi

‘life in spiral’, a dwelling by tokyo-based practice hideaki takayanagi, explores the concept of opening and closing towards
the city of tokyo, japan. a narrow site dictated a four-storey dwelling, introducing a 3-dimensional engawa in the form
of a ribbon which winds its way through the centralized vertical circulation, also creating perimeter rooms along the glazed facade.
providing shade throughout the interior, the angled partial wall defines and separates the rooms while allowing daylight to enter.

stackable vertical shutters along the perimeter glass offer privacy to inhabitants as desired, allowing either a transparent window
or a screened wall to exist, producing a serendipitous relationship with daily activity within the home and inward views from passersby.


street elevation


aerial view


aerial view of roof


(left) ground level study
(right) first floor dining room


kitchen + dining


floor to ceiling window opens to outdoors while a glass panel protects inhabitants from falling


view of dining + living area from kitchen


living area


(left) stairs
(right) bathroom on second level


sink


master bathroom


bedroom


view into the ground level study


spiraling stairway


model


model of interior program


model detail


study model


site plan


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1


floor plan / level 2


floor plan / level -1


roof plan


section


spiral detail


wall section detail

project info:

project name: life in spiral
location: tokyo, jpn
plot size: 50.0sq. meter
built area: 29.8sq. meter
total floor area: 109sq. meter

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