urban architecture office: ABE house
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apr 12, 2012
urban architecture office: ABE house


‘ABE house’ by urban architecture office, tama-shi, tokyo, japan
all images courtesy of urban architecture office

 

 

tokyo-based firm urban architecture office has just completed the ‘ABE house’, a single family dwelling in tama-shi, a residential district of tokyo, japan. envisioned as an outdoor garden, the interior circulation of this dwelling creates a journey as inhabitants pass between rooms. the exterior form is generated as three volumes of varied heights are clustered at various angles. interconnected with arched portals, the continuous and delineated internal path begins from the open space on the site which was maintained surrounding the building.


(left) front view of the south
(right) interior view of dining room

 

 

inside, stairs are carved from the monolithic concrete structure or treads formed from folded metal are added to keep clear vision lines through the intimate spaces. areas for gardens are integrated throughout the spatial progression with outdoor terraces
accessible from each level generating an integrated experience with plantings.


(left) view of rest room door and openings
(right) view of dining room and entrance

 


interior view of the entrance, dining room, and kitchen from the porch

 


interior view of the porch between kitchen and living room

 


interior view of kitchen and dining room from living room

 


view of the gardens and living room

 


view of stairs to the 1st floor and a garden from living room

 


interior view of the 1st floor

 


view of work space, terrace and upstairs

 


interior view of the 2nd floor

 


interior view of bathroom and lavatory

 


view from the roof garden


exterior view at night

 


floor plan / level 0

 


floor plan / level 1

 


floor plan / level 2

 


roof plan

 


section

 


section

 


house + garden diagram

 


circulation diagram

 


conceptual model showing rounded openings to create living spaces within the garden

 

 

project info:

 

location: tama-shi, tokyo
architects: UAo
structural engineers: kanebako structural engineers
general constructors: hanabusa construction
site area: 109.83㎡
building area: 43.81㎡
total floor area: 87.8㎡
structure: steel frame; 3 stories
principal use: private residence
construction period: december, 2011

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