pointed GEH house by I.R.A. / international royal architecture
photo by nobuaki nakagawa
all images courtesy of I.R.A. / international royal architecture

 

 

 

international royal architecture, or I.R.A., has completed ‘GEH’ a house located within kodaira, a city in tokyo’s western region. surrounded by tall buildings, the design team was challenged to build a comfortable and well-lit living environment within the densely populated neighborhood.

 

the master bedroom and bathroom are positioned at ground floor level, freeing up space above for open-plan accommodation and the home’s kitchen. an external terrace forms an extension of the dwelling’s living quarters, offering views across the residential area. the uppermost storey contains the children’s bedroom and additional office space, illuminated with natural light from above. 

I.R.A. / international royal architecture GEH designboom
living accommodation is elevated above the level of the street
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture GEH designboom
a careful positioning of apertures ensure that the dwelling is bright lit
photos by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture GEH designboom
the kitchen and open-plan living space
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture GEH designboom
stairs leading to the property’s uppermost storey
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture GEH designboom
the view across the neighborhood from the external terrace
photo by nobuaki nakagawa

I.R.A. / international royal architecture GEH designboom
‘GEH’ house illuminated at night
photos by nobuaki nakagawa