apollo architects clads cave house in galvanized steel apollo architects clads cave house in galvanized steel
apr 07, 2014

apollo architects clads cave house in galvanized steel

apollo architects clads cave house in galvanized steel
photo by masao nishikawa
all images courtesy of apollo architects & associates

 

 

 

satoshi kurosaki of japanese practice apollo architects & associates has designed ‘cave’ a residence located in a suburban area of tokyo. built for a single person, the four-storey house is clad in a combination of galvanized brown steel sheets, establishing a vibrant and engaging façade. the project is defined by a panoramic window that takes advantage of the dwelling’s prominent corner plot. framing external views across the neighborhood, the opening provides the compact interior with a sense depth and space.

apollo architects & associates cave house designboom
the project is located in a suburban area of tokyo
photos by masao nishikawa

 

 

 

primary living accommodation is located at the second floor where an open kitchen contains a walnut dining table capable of accommodating a significant number of guests. while above, a large skylight fills the home with a soft diffuse light. private areas of the home such as the bathroom, toilet, main bedroom, and a small garden are positioned on the third floor. in the basement a wine cellar features a custom-made rack, and comprises a study with a sofa and bookshelves. a tatami room serves as a guest room, with minimum natural lighting.

apollo architects & associates cave house designboom
a panoramic window frames external views across the neighborhood
photo by masao nishikawa

apollo architects & associates cave house designboom
a large skylight fills the home with a soft diffuse light
photos by masao nishikawa

apollo architects & associates cave house designboom
a walnut dining table is capable of accommodating a significant number of guests
photo by masao nishikawa

apollo architects & associates cave house designboom
primary living accommodation is located at the second floor
photo by masao nishikawa

apollo architects & associates cave house designboom
the four-storey house is built for a single person
photo by masao nishikawa

 

 

project info:

 

location: sinjuku ward tokyo, japan
completed: may 2014
principal use: private housing
structure: RC/B1F,wooden/1F,2F,3F
site area: 57.31 sqm
building area: 38.97 sqm
total floor area: 129.28 sqm (B1F, 38.97 sqm/1F,28.73/2F, 38 sqm/3F, 22.96 sqm/)
architecture: satoshi kurosaki / apollo architects & associates
structure engineers: masaki structure (kenta masaki)
facility engineers: shimada architects (zenei shimada)
construction: oohara koumusyo
photography: masao nishikawa

 

material information
exterior finish: galvalume
floor: wood flooring
wall: synthetic resin emulsion paint
ceiling: synthetic resin emulsion paint

  • You would have to give me the lot free as it is such a wonderful setting.

    Jim

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