intentionallies: shelton's house
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nov 01, 2011
intentionallies: shelton's house


‘shelton’s house’ by intentionallies, shinjuku, tokyo, japan
all images courtesy of intentionallies

japanese architect shuwa tei of tokyo-based practice intentionallies has completed ‘shelton’s house’, a residence
for a family and the in-laws in the secluded neighborhood near shinjuku outside of tokyo, japan. a monolithic
concrete wall abruptly borders the adjacent street, closing the urban activity from the interior of the dwelling
with a windowless front elevation. separate entrances on either half of the structure allow a sense of independence
for the related inhabitants. one of the doors is setback into a niche creating a courtyard within the void to allow
a oblique view of the road through a window.


windowless concrete elevation facing the street

upon entering, the interior opens gradually, beginning as a continuous living room. seemingly carved from
a concrete block, the lower portion of the stairway unfolds into a series of open riser treads which cantilever
from the bounding internal walls. the surface material of the steps change to deep hued wooden planks,
transitioning to the decking of the terrace. views of the neighboring rooftops are visible from the upper
level kitchen through a series of sliding glass doors which unfold to the outdoor veranda visually connecting
to the surrounding context.


one of the main entrances recessed within a void to produce limited views of the road


entry foyer


ground level living area


concrete stairs


monolithic concrete stair becomes an open cantilevered tread


interior details


kitchen


storage detail


corridor


bathroom


sliding glass doors lead to the roof terrace overlooking the neighboring rooftops


section


section


elevation


elevation



sketch

project info:

category: residence
location: shinjuku, tokyo
structure: RC
site area: 104.23 m2
building area: 62.53 m2
floor area: 154.59 m2

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