hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral
 
hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral
jul 09, 2012

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral

‘life in spiral’ by hideaki takayanagi, tokyo, japan all images courtesy of hideaki takayanagi

‘life in spiral’, a dwelling by tokyo-based practice hideaki takayanagi, explores the concept of opening and closing towards the city of tokyo, japan. a narrow site dictated a four-storey dwelling, introducing a 3-dimensional engawa in the form of a ribbon which winds its way through the centralized vertical circulation, also creating perimeter rooms along the glazed facade. providing shade throughout the interior, the angled partial wall defines and separates the rooms while allowing daylight to enter.

stackable vertical shutters along the perimeter glass offer privacy to inhabitants as desired, allowing either a transparent window or a screened wall to exist, producing a serendipitous relationship with daily activity within the home and inward views from passersby.

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral street elevation

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral aerial view

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral aerial view of roof

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral (left) ground level study (right) first floor dining room

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral kitchen + dining

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral floor to ceiling window opens to outdoors while a glass panel protects inhabitants from falling

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral view of dining + living area from kitchen

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral living area

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral (left) stairs (right) bathroom on second level

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral sink

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral master bathroom

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral bedroom

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral view into the ground level study

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral spiraling stairway

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral model

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral model of interior program

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral model detail

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral study model

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral site plan

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral floor plan / level 0

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral floor plan / level 1

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral floor plan / level 2

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral floor plan / level -1

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral roof plan

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral section

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral spiral detail

hideaki takayanagi: life in spiral wall section detail

project info:

project name: life in spiral location: tokyo, jpn plot size: 50.0sq. meter built area: 29.8sq. meter total floor area: 109sq. meter

  • Does Designboom feature any architecture other than Japanese? OMG. Enough all ready. We get it. Japanese lines are clean and crisp and might I add, BORING!

    v
  • in the future when the majority of houses will be like this one , you sayers of “how can somebody live like this” , “it is like a puplic display” , etc , will be recalled by us as the backward minded ones in the history. Be sure about that.
    Congratulations to the architect’s team

    raymond
  • This place is one of a kind, could be as private as you may like, clean lines everywhere, strategically built to conceal the master bathroom, the only thing i could call ”wasted space” is the roof, they could have built a really nice garden to relax.

    LEX V.
  • Japanese habitually look away from other people’s privacy because of the strong self-control. That is, the more they open their house, the more they get free from other people’s view.

    samu
  • This is brilliant. Elegant and I love the simplicity of the exterior form.

    rcvs1
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