atelier tekuto angles roof plane at polyhedral monoclinic house atelier tekuto angles roof plane at polyhedral monoclinic house
jan 07, 2014

atelier tekuto angles roof plane at polyhedral monoclinic house

atelier tekuto angles roof plane at polyhedral monoclinic house
photo by sobajima, toshihiro
all images courtesy of atelier tekuto




through the careful placement and orientation of its windows and openings, atelier tekuto has completed a design which forges a close connection with the natural environment, despite its urban setting. ‘monoclinic’, located in a quiet residential district of tokyo, is the latest in a line of polyhedral houses developed by the japanese practice. the inventive scheme angles the roof plane bringing natural light directly into the reinforced concrete structure, while the 5.5 meter tall living space, a brightly lit volume which offers expansive views across the neighborhood, forms the focal point of the design. the project is used as a second home for its clients, while the residence also includes two studio apartments which can be rented out.



the project is located in a quiet residential district of tokyo
photos by sobajima, toshihiro



the building is constructed from reinforced concrete
photo by sobajima, toshihiro



a 5.5 meter living space forms the focal point of the design
photo by sobajima, toshihiro



the angled roof plane brings natural light directly inside the property
photo by sobajima, toshihiro



the design offers views across the neighborhood
photo by sobajima, toshihiro



internally, concrete walls are left exposed
photo by sobajima, toshihiro



the bathroom of ‘monoclinic’
photo by sobajima, toshihiro


project info:


completed: september, 2012
location: tokyo, japan
site area: 85.92 sqm (925 sqf)
building area: 42.61 sqm (459 sqf)
total floor area: 90.82 sqm (978 sqf)
construction: reinforced concrete
architectural design: yamasita, yasuhiro+ishii, azusa / atelier tekuto
constructional design: sato, jun+fukushima, yoshihiro/ jun sato structural engineers
construction management: uchida, yoshichika+shibasaki, katsu /uchida sangyou
photography: sobajima, toshihiro

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