future-scape architects: house in musashi koyama future-scape architects: house in musashi koyama
aug 27, 2011

future-scape architects: house in musashi koyama

‘house in musashi koyama‘ by future-scape architects, tokyo, japan all images © future-scape architects

 

 

 

future-scape architects has completed ‘house in musashi koyama’, a single family residence located in tokyo, japan. a ground level garage for the dweller’s vehicles raised the program an additional floor higher than surrounding neighbors. alternating bands of black galvanized steel plate and glass in combination with a stepped building profile minimize the appearance of the structure’s height from the street.

 

the interior walls and floors are finished with andean rose on the first level, cherry wood on the second level and beech wood veneer on the third, becoming lighter at each successive level. giving a distinctive character to the rooms heightens the inhabitants awareness of their ascent through the structure and a sense of their location. horizontal ribbons of insulating windows introduce natural light to the spaces with walkout terraces formed as the floor plates becomes smaller.

front facade

street view

kitchen

cut within the ceiling

built in cabinets

raised platform floor

view of living space from corridor

bedroom

corridor leading to stair

mirrored wall for additional space

children’s playroom

children’s playroom

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

section

elevation

elevation

elevation

 

 

 

project info:

 

architect: daigo ishii + future-scape architects structural engineers: oga structural design office mechanical engineers: akeno mechanical design

 

location: tokyo, japan client: grandfather, parents and two children use: house

 

site area: 92.74m2 building area: 63.63m2 floor area: 191.31m2 completion date: 2009

 

exterior: structure: steel exterior finish: galvanized steel plate

 

interior: floor: maple flooring, chinese quince flooring, cherry flooring wall: plaster board painted by acrylic emulsion paint andean rose plywood, cherry plywood, beech plywood, mirror ceiling: plaster board painted by vinyl paint with high gloss

  • Very nice the dark wood used in the first room!

    Dario says:
  • interesting how the wood gets lighter as you move up. One would think that you would use the lighter wood on the ground floor to brighten up the spaces, as it’s harder to get natural light to the bottom.

    nice project, but some shots with furniture and people would be nice – this is architecture that is used by people, not some sterile object.

    illuminator says:

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