m+o connects alice house in sapporo with spiral staircase
 
m+o connects alice house in sapporo with spiral staircase
jun 28, 2014

m+o connects alice house in sapporo with spiral staircase

m+o connects alice house in sapporo with spiral staircase
all images courtesy of m+o

 

 

 

in sapporo, japan, local practice m+o has finalized ‘alice house’, a property located on a 175 square meter plot in a old residential area of the city. surrounded by unkempt and deserted houses, the primary challenge for the architects was to bring as much daylight as possible into the home while obtaining pleasant external views.

 

the solution was to place internal volumes side-by-side, connecting them on the east-west axis and thereby creating small and adjacent outside areas. these intimate external areas are planted with flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs. internally, the careful positioning of windows ensures that the property is brightly lit throughout, with a spiral staircase connecting the two storey home.

m and o minatoya michiyo otsuka tatsuya alice house sapporo japan designboom
a spiral staircase connecting the two-storey property

m and o minatoya michiyo otsuka tatsuya alice house sapporo japan designboom
open-plan living at ground floor level

m and o minatoya michiyo otsuka tatsuya alice house sapporo japan designboom
the careful positioning of windows ensures that the property is brightly lit throughout

m and o minatoya michiyo otsuka tatsuya alice house sapporo japan designboom
the view from the top of the spiral staircase

m and o minatoya michiyo otsuka tatsuya alice house sapporo japan designboom
dining and lounge areas

m and o minatoya michiyo otsuka tatsuya alice house sapporo japan designboom
vegetation will grow to surround the home

m and o minatoya michiyo otsuka tatsuya alice house sapporo japan designboom
the dwelling is surrounded by unkempt and deserted houses

m and o minatoya michiyo otsuka tatsuya alice house sapporo japan designboom
the property is located on a 175 square meter plot in a old residential area of sapporo

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