hiroshi kikuchi: 224 sjd project
hiroshi kikuchi: 224 sjd project hiroshi kikuchi: 224 sjd project
mar 09, 2011

hiroshi kikuchi: 224 sjd project

‘224 sjd project’ by hiroshi kikuchi, tokyo, japan images courtesy of hiroshi kikuchi

japanese studio, hiroshi kikuchi has designed ‘224 sjd project’, a single family home located in the suburbs of tokyo, japan. featuring an asymmetrically pitched roof, the overall form is limited in its street-side interaction, concealing for the most part, the spatial environment that unfolds inside.


a series of split levels and open platforms pinwheel off of a central staircase to compose the interior volume, a mostly white space that is contrasted only in the bedrooms. angular in its form, the staircase connects the dwelling vertically and horizontally, creating an expansive core at the heart of the structure.

living room, dining room, kitchen

two large terraces span the length of back facade, extending the living spaces outwards into the back fields, connecting interior and exterior atmospheres while introducing natural light and ventilation into the home.

kitchen and living room with view to back fields

lofts in each bedroom divide the singular plane of the second floor further, breaking the vast spaces into more intimate and comfortable environments.

view of main living spaces from the entrance

stairway looking down

stairway looking up




balcony overlooking back field

back elevation

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1



side elevation

side elevation

front elevation

back elevation

  • the stair as a device is absolutely exquisite

    dbkii says:
  • Ugly as sin exterior. Fascinating interior with unpleasnt views of an unpleasant neiborhood. Nice stairwell for a small space.

    David B says:
  • I love the vegetable garden. Very ‘green’!

    JAH says:

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