LEVEL architects: house with slide
LEVEL architects: house with slide LEVEL architects: house with slide
feb 23, 2011

LEVEL architects: house with slide

‘house with slide’ by level architects all images courtesy level architects



yokohama-based atelier level architects has completed ‘house with slide’, a three-storey family residence that features a continuous circulation route that utilizes both stairs and the playground equipment. circumscribing the volume of the house, the playful layout places the living spaces at the core of the house with a number of access points along the course.



living area on the second level



since the circulation is placed at the outer edge of the design, the interior is largely lit using vertical openings in the roof. a centrally-placed courtyard with sliding glass doors illuminate the living room with natural daylight while creating a small play area for the children of the house. rounded corners of the layout encourages the light to wash around edges to further light the space.



slide exit into the living space


(left) stairs up to the top of the slide (right) slide



third floor hall way connecting the stairs and slide


living room with light courtyard


(left) light courtyard (right) washroom with roof light


entrance and slide exit to the right


(left) library (right) slide and hallway






circulation diagram

  • i like the slide idea.. but the rest of the interior is too cold, boring and not special at all.. looks kinda cheap.

    phil says:
  • la idea de la resbaladilla me parece practica y divertida, el sillon de pared a pared es interesante, pero creo que puede llegar a ser poco practico u hospitalario,

    hexagono says:
  • I think the concept is great fun.

    Its a pity about the steps on the slide halfway down and at the bottom – could cause some bad jolting.

    I cant imagine the steel grate in the courtyard feels that comfortable underfoot.

    Johnnie Autard says:
  • wow! a childhood dream came true 🙂

    vandale says:
  • agree with hexagono.

    t.h says:
  • good job

    dihsa says:
  • a cleaning nightmare. looks lovely when its all white and sparkly….how will it look when it gets dirty?

    l.k says:
  • c’est bien ca, je le trouve tres cool!

    aa says:
  • Sorry, Phil, but I have to say I’m of the opposite opinion. The slide is fun, but ultimately terribly impractical – and what happens when the kids grow up, as they inevitably will?

    The rest of the house strikes me as the beautiful, well-lit, post-modern (ultramodern?), sleek, futuristic style of home that I wish we saw more of in Japan, rather than the hideous 1950s-70s style grey concrete nightmares that dominate the skyline of every major Japanese city.

    Travis says:
  • I like the slide idea, but it’s going to be a waste of space in 5 years’ time, I reckon – until grandchildren come along. (That’s what stopped me from fitting a slide when I built my home.)
    And that living room table and seating are major disasters.

    jangelo says:
  • similar idea with the playhouse by Aboday, jakarta based architect


    Fitorio says:
  • a great idea for a kid’s playhouse on an upper level that slides down to a normal adult livable house. Needs work to adapt to American tastes.

    Eugene says:
  • Great for kids! Needs more colour, and some plants, and what will those kids think when they’re sulky teenagers?

    JtR says:
  • pas une maison pour les enfants mais bien pour les adultes. c’est salutaire.bravo

    gonzo says:
  • I have done this before but with more attractions! It’s cool!

    lina says:
  • Children grow up… and after? I can’t understand why architects can be so naifs making this kind of stuff.

    Laurindo Feliciano says:
  • Im 19, I don’t think that I am too old for a house with a slide though.
    [URL=http://www.techbyjack.blogspot.com] A university project need to drive some international traffic, sorry about the plug, it is quite good.[/url]

    Jack says:
  • >and what will those kids think when they’re sulky >teenagers?

    Those kids will now never become sulky teenagers.

    >Children grow up… and after?

    Those children will stay children as long as they live in that house.

    sam c says:
  • love it

    vango says:

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