akio takatsuka fortifies suburban house behind angled white walls
 
akio takatsuka fortifies suburban house behind angled white walls akio takatsuka fortifies suburban house behind angled white walls
sep 22, 2014

akio takatsuka fortifies suburban house behind angled white walls

akio takatsuka fortifies suburban house behind angled white walls
photo by hiroyasu sakaguchi
all images courtesy of architecture atelier akio takatsuka

 

 

 

situated in a residential neighborhood of tokyo, akio takatsuka of japanese practice aaat has sought to introduce the themes of light, sound and nature within this three storey home. the dwelling, titled ‘well’, is located in front of six railway lines, which expose the house to noise from the passing trains. consequently, the residence is enclosed behind thick load-bearing white walls that not only provide acoustic protection, but also ensure that internal space is open and column-free.

akio takatsuka aaat well house tokyo japan designboom
the dwelling is located in front of six busy railway lines
photo by hiroyasu sakaguchi

 

 

 

internally, the majority of daylight enters from above, with triangular openings placed between the stacked volumes. over time, a secluded courtyard positioned at the lower level of the scheme will be filled with rich vegetation bringing a sense of greenery and nature inside the urban home.

akio takatsuka aaat well house tokyo japan designboom
the entrance to the three storey home
photo by hiroyasu sakaguchi

akio takatsuka aaat well house tokyo japan designboom
open-plan living accommodation at first floor level
photo by hiroyasu sakaguchi

akio takatsuka aaat well house tokyo japan designboom
the home is naturally and brightly lit throughout
photos by hiroyasu sakaguchi

akio takatsuka aaat well house tokyo japan designboom
internal space is open and column-free
photo by hiroyasu sakaguchi

akio takatsuka aaat well house tokyo japan designboom
a secluded courtyard at the lower level of the scheme will be filled with rich vegetation
photo by hiroyasu sakaguchi

akio takatsuka aaat well house tokyo japan designboom
triangular openings are placed between the stacked volumes
photo by hiroyasu sakaguchi

akio takatsuka aaat well house tokyo japan designboom
the residence is enclosed behind thick load-bearing white walls that provide acoustic protection
photos by hiroyasu sakaguchi

 

 

project info:

 

location: tokyo, japan
site area: 92.58 sqm
floor area: 140.03 sqm
structure: timber
architecture: akio takatsuka / architecture atelier akio takatsuka
structure: tatsumi terado / tatsumi terado structural studio
M&E: yoshimasa hatano / sou environmental design
construction: AO, acca style (kitchen)
photography: hiroyasu sakaguchi

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