keiji ashizawa: house s
keiji ashizawa: house s keiji ashizawa: house s
jan 10, 2012

keiji ashizawa: house s

‘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.

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.

view of garden from dining area image © daici ano

stepping stone walkway image © daici ano

dining area + kitchen image © daici ano

dining area image © daici ano

living area image © daici ano

central stair image © daici ano

second level image © daici ano

bedroom image © daici ano

upper level wraps around roof garden image © daici ano

outdoor terrace image © daici ano

roof terrace image © daici ano

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

floor plan / level 3



entry sketch

entry sketch

living room

living sketch

dining sketch


project info:

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

  • Very sexy and serene – except for the view from the “upper level.” Maybe a window treatment to hide the house next door? says:
  • Very sweet. Besides very sensitive architecture I can see bits of the personalities from the inhabitants. And besides; I love the downspout 🙂

    Mario says:
  • great staircase

    as for the view from the upper floor, window treatment would ruin the wonderful crystaline quality

    dbkii says:
  • are here the stairs considered to be a masterpiece or useful mean to move? too strong impact to other – minimal

    ardesmida says:
  • love the sketches!

    JerryVeverka says:
  • love everything, very serene. truly a poem.

    Quiub says:
  • best Japanese modern house design and interior I have yet seen on design boom

    david says:
  • Love the various lines created from ceiling to stairs to terrace. The interior has much depth and the outside is very serene.

    Francine says:

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