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LEVEL architects: skate park house
nov 03, 2012
LEVEL architects: skate park house


‘skate park house’ by LEVEL architects, toyo, japan
image © kojima junji
all images courtesy of LEVEL architects

 

 

 

a young couple’s diverse hobbies injected an element of the unusual in the ‘skate park house’ located in a quiet neighborhood in the
shibuya ward of tokyo. the design by local firm LEVEL architects, as the name implies, contains an embedded skate bowl with
an integrated musical studio nook raised two feet off the ground next to an open entrance courtyard allowing for future expansion.
what looks to be a skating venue and piano room can suddenly transform into a seating area and stage, or bleachers for an athletic event.
half-levels are present throughout the interior three floors with a square staircase that services each height change easily and effectively.
in keeping with the skate park vernacular, the material palette features exposed reinforced concrete with a wood frame construction
and inset timber floorboards. large windows and skylights connecting to exterior courtyards bring natural light into every space,
with a secondary staircase leading to the rooftop deck. the top storey contains the master bedroom with a change in material scale.
large timber boards of varying qualities wrap the walls and floor, contrasting with the bright blue tiles of the bathroom.

 

 


living room
image © kojima junji

 

 


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dining room and kitchen a mid level higher than the living room
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kitchen in raw materials, wood and concrete
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bathroom/ laundry room
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staircase
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upstairs hallway to bedroom
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bedroom
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bowl in the basement studio
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shoe closet
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central staircase
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courtyard with stairs to the rooftop deck
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rooftop deck
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floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level 2

 

 

project info:

site: tokyo-to
total floor area: 149.16 m2
below ground floor area: 13.74 m2
first level floor area: 50.91 m2
second level floor area: 50.99 m2
third level floor area: 33.52 m2
site area: 87.98 m2
construction method: reinforced concrete + wood frame
floor number: 3 floors above ground, 1 underground
construction completed: december, 2011
photographer: kojima junji

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