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mamm design: minna no ie
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oct 12, 2011
mamm design: minna no ie


‘minna no ie’ by mamm-design in tokyo, japan
all images courtesy mamm-design
image © daici ano

japanese architecture practice mamm-design has shared with us images of ‘minna no ie’,
a two-and-a-half storey dwelling in a residential district of tokyo, japan. situated on a 4.5m by
12m plot bound by neighbouring buildings, the design seek to provide a space that seemingly
expands beyond its borders by inserting a six meter-high garden room at its center.


street view
image © daici ano

unassuming in its presence, the white house features a small cantilever which shelters
the street level terrace below. a stretch of floor-to-ceiling glazed doors serve as the main entrance,
and provides a transparent view of the garden room within. finished with a slate-toned
brick flooring, a feeling of an outdoor plaza is established for the open space. a tree planted
at the center of the floor further provides a sense of a garden. large roof lights illuminate
the interior, and naturally shifts the atmosphere throughout the trajectory of the day.


interior view of garden room
image © daici ano

pivoting around the main room, private programs are arranged on an offset platform system.
an atelier hosted in the cantilevered volume looks out over the garden room while a small
study space and bedroom are stacked on the opposite end of the layout. conscious of
preserving a feeling of openness, every area of the house has a direct connection to
the multi-storey void, and are devoid of wall partitions or doors. a strong relationship is
created between the inhabitants through visual and audio correspondence.


aerial view
image © daici ano


views from elevated platform
images © daici ano


tree
image © daici ano


images © daici ano


atelier
image © daici ano


image © daici ano


skylights
image © daici ano


washroom
image © daici ano


garden room at night
image © daici ano


view of entrance
image © daici ano


site map


floor plan / level -1


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level +1



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