‘house s’ by keiji ashizawa, tokyo, japan image © daici ano

located in a quiet residential neighborhood of central tokyo, japan is ‘house s’, a single family residence by tokyo-based studio keiji ashizawa. the site of an old samurai residence, the area is filled with mature pine and zelkova trees, enabling a design which connects with nature and removes itself from the urban district. each floor incorporates plantings, with the ground level boundary to the dining and living area opening to a lushly vegetated garden, allowing the greenery is permeate the wooden interior.

keiji ashizawa: house s street elevation image © daici ano

the interior was configured as a series of small spaces, reducing the complexity of the arrangement and producing a variety of quaint experiences dictated by air flow, natural light filtering from outside and art work.

keiji ashizawa: house s view of garden from dining area image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s stepping stone walkway image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s dining area + kitchen image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s dining area image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s living area image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s central stair image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s second level image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s bedroom image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s upper level wraps around roof garden image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s outdoor terrace image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s roof terrace image © daici ano

keiji ashizawa: house s floor plan / level 0

keiji ashizawa: house s floor plan / level 1

keiji ashizawa: house s floor plan / level 2

keiji ashizawa: house s floor plan / level 3

keiji ashizawa: house s section

keiji ashizawa: house s elevation

keiji ashizawa: house s entry sketch

keiji ashizawa: house s entry sketch

keiji ashizawa: house s living room

keiji ashizawa: house s living sketch

keiji ashizawa: house s dining sketch

keiji ashizawa: house s section

project info:

site: tokyo architect: keiji ashizawa design project architect: f keiji ashizawa / rie honjo structural engineer: fasa akira suzuki photo: daici ano