LEVEL architects: house in monzennakacho
LEVEL architects: house in monzennakacho LEVEL architects: house in monzennakacho
dec 01, 2012
LEVEL architects: house in monzennakacho


‘house in monzennakacho’ by LEVEL architects, monzannakacho, japan
all images courtesy of LEVEL architects

 

 

 

the ‘house in monzennakacho’ is a private single-family residence designed by japanese firm LEVEL architects on a corner site near the town’s train station
and the oyoko river lined with cherry blossom trees, which became the starting point for the design. the home is vertical, containing four floors connected
by a spiral staircase in a light well. the ground level contains the parking and bathroom, the second storey has the living, dining room and kitchen, followed
by the master bedroom and water closet, and finally the rooftop terrace. the narrow character of the site reduces the amount of structural elements required,
using only the necessary amount of columns in order to add more apertures that look towards the river and trees. furniture was integrated into the structural
partitions to save space within the basic white interior.

 

 


living room

 

 


living room and kitchen

 

 


spiral staircase located at the back of the house

 

 

 

 


view from the stairs

 

 

 

 

 

 


master bedroom

 

 


bedroom with views to the cherry blossom trees

 

 

 

 


exterior

 

 


site plan

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level 2

 

 


elevation

 

 

project info:

 

 

site area: 55.60 m2
footprint area: 38.19 m2
total area: 119.27 m2
parking space: 18.52 m2
floor areas: 1f 19.94 m2
parking space: 18.52 m2
second floor: 38.19 m2
third floor: 38.19 m2
ph: 4.7 m2

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