makoto yamaguchi design completes house in komae, japan
photo by daici ano
all images courtesy of makoto yamaguchi design

 

 

 

japanese office makoto yamaguchi design has completed ‘house in komae’, a property located in a residential area of tokyo. despite being surrounded by neighboring buildings, the narrow entrance to the site establishes a tranquil atmosphere. as the surrounding structures are in a constant state of flux, the brief called for a design which would not be affected by changes made to bordering properties.

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the narrow entrance to the site establishes a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere
photo by daici ano

 

 

 

the program is split across two levels with an acoustically insulated piano room and sleeping accommodation housed in the basement. at the ground floor, the living room’s curved walls add a sense of depth and intrigue to the interior, while long windows let daylight into the building without comprising external views. constantly shifting changes in ambiance ensure a harmonious sense of segmentation and unity throughout the residence.

makoto yamaguchi design house in komae designboom
the brief called for a design which would not be affected by changes made to bordering properties
photo by daici ano

makoto yamaguchi design house in komae designboom
the program for the house is split across two levels
photo by daici ano

makoto yamaguchi design house in komae designboom
the home’s occupants won’t be adversely affected by surrounding developments
photo by daici ano

makoto yamaguchi design house in komae designboom
carefully placed openings allow light inside the design
photo by daici ano

makoto yamaguchi design house in komae designboom
brilliant white finishes contribute to the sense of light and space
photo by daici ano

makoto yamaguchi design house in komae designboom
curved walls add a sense of depth and intrigue to the interior
photo by daici ano

makoto yamaguchi design house in komae designboom
constantly shifting changes in ambiance ensure a harmonious sense of unity throughout the residence
photo by daici ano

makoto yamaguchi design house in komae designboom
‘house in komae’ at night
photo by daici ano

 

 

project info:

 

project name: house in komae
architects: makoto yamaguchi
lighting design: luxie / mayumi kondo
total floor area: 179.28 sqm
building area: 106.16 sqm
site area: 272.13 sqm
principal structure: reinforced concrete construction
photography: daici ano