hiroyuki shinozaki architects: house T, tokyo
hiroyuki shinozaki architects: house T, tokyo hiroyuki shinozaki architects: house T, tokyo
may 19, 2013

hiroyuki shinozaki architects: house T, tokyo

hiroyuki shinozaki architects: house T

image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi

all images courtesy of hiroyuki shinozaki




japanese firm hiroyuki shinozaki has just shared images of a residence and studio for a couple on a flad-shped plot in the center of tokyo.

‘house T’ is conceptualized as a dwelling that doubles as a bookshelf. the built form makes the most use of the vertical axis with floors that

act like storage planes and program organized around voids. areas of activity are connected by a mix of views and apertures, creating a

dynamic type of open plan and freed section. furniture is placed on shelf-floors connected to a structural frame of columns and beams,

lending ultimate latitude to spatial composition. built volumes bolster each other programatically and structurally– wherein one plane

acts as a handrail or threshold, in an alternate space it is a bookshelf of wardrobe. each level is a floating stage, upon which light is hung to

theatrically enhance daily life. the quotidian becomes neatly packaged in an open network of boxes.



horizontal planes extrude beyond the typical wall vertex to become shelves

image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi



each room becomes a stage for life

image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi



plans remain open and interwoven on the flag-shaped site

image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi



view up through the axially vertical home

image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi



view of the seamless wall-storage system

image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi



rooms visually connected with views and minimalist stitched together with circulation

image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi



top level view show the hanging stage-like lighting system

image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi



exteriors show a narrow plot in dense central tokyo

image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi



view into the home from one of the generous apertures

 image ©  hiroyasu sakaguchi





project info:



client: a couplelocation: tokyo, japansite area: 70.31sqmbuilt area: 75.62sqm(total)structure: wood flame, 2storystructure engineer: tatsumi terado structural studiocontractor: sinei, ltd.

  • Beautiful and incredibly unsafe.

    Brother Stein says:
  • Intriguing and totally dangerous.

    Dan says:
  • Lovely volumes, not child friendly.

    Pom Pom says:

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