jun aoki designs M house in tokyo with trapezoidal plan jun aoki designs M house in tokyo with trapezoidal plan
jun 06, 2013

jun aoki designs M house in tokyo with trapezoidal plan

jun aoki designs m house in tokyo with trapezoidal plan
photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 

jun aoki & associates‘s three-storey ‘m house’ is positioned on a corner site which measures 10.65m x 10.41m, with a height which reaches 9.90m, the highest point being the tower which stands at 12.75m. the monolithic volume resembles that of enclosed box, surrounded by frames of reinforced concrete which pronounce the geometry of the design further. the exterior is treated with a thermal insulation of 40mm expanded polystyrene in which a black coating of plaster is applied.

 


the exterior is a treated with expanded polystyrene which is coated in black plaster
photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 

the trapezoidal plan is composed of seven interior terraces which run along the perimeter of the building, each connecting two rooms to create openness, as well as sufficient ventilation within the dense space. each of the platformed sections vary in size and function and are separated from the main living areas by large, glass sliding doors. one is situated on the ground level adjacent to the entrance (1.8m x 1.2 x H 2.8 m). on the second floor there are three: one leads off a bedroom with washroom en suite (1.5m x 8.4m x H21.6m), another with a bathroom and closet (0.8m x 1.9m x H2.1m), and a third leading to a writing room and bedroom (0.7m x 3.6m x H2.6m). the top floor features a triangular shaped terrace (3.7m x 4.9m x H5.7m) which corner faces the living room at a 90 degree angle, with the last adjacent to the living room and kitchen.

 

 


the terraces run along the perimeter of the house and connect two rooms to one another
photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 


photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 


a small triangular shaped terrace is found off of the living room
photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 


the window coverings are louvers which allow the owner to control the flow of light coming into the space
photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 


photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 


a bathroom with a terrace view
photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 


storage is built into the walls of the house
photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 


photo by ichikawa yasushi

 

 

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