mamm design: minna no ie
 
mamm design: minna no ie
oct 12, 2011

mamm design: minna no ie

‘minna no ie’ by mamm-design in tokyo, japan all images courtesy mamm-design image © daici ano

 

 

 

japanese architecture practice mamm-design has shared with us images of ‘minna no ie’, a two-and-a-half storey dwelling in a residential district of tokyo, japan. situated on a 4.5m by 12m plot bound by neighbouring buildings, the design seek to provide a space that seemingly expands beyond its borders by inserting a six meter-high garden room at its center.

mamm design: minna no ie street view image © daici ano

 

 

 

unassuming in its presence, the white house features a small cantilever which shelters the street level terrace below. a stretch of floor-to-ceiling glazed doors serve as the main entrance, and provides a transparent view of the garden room within. finished with a slate-toned brick flooring, a feeling of an outdoor plaza is established for the open space. a tree planted at the center of the floor further provides a sense of a garden. large roof lights illuminate the interior, and naturally shifts the atmosphere throughout the trajectory of the day.

mamm design: minna no ie interior view of garden room image © daici ano

 

 

 

pivoting around the main room, private programs are arranged on an offset platform system. an atelier hosted in the cantilevered volume looks out over the garden room while a small study space and bedroom are stacked on the opposite end of the layout. conscious of preserving a feeling of openness, every area of the house has a direct connection to the multi-storey void, and are devoid of wall partitions or doors. a strong relationship is created between the inhabitants through visual and audio correspondence.

mamm design: minna no ie aerial view image © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie views from elevated platform images © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie tree image © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie images © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie atelier image © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie image © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie skylights image © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie washroom image © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie garden room at night image © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie view of entrance image © daici ano

mamm design: minna no ie site map

mamm design: minna no ie floor plan / level -1

mamm design: minna no ie floor plan / level 0

mamm design: minna no ie floor plan / level +1

mamm design: minna no ie

longitudinal section

  • it would be a fantastic adventure to spend our lives in such a communicative space

    Graça Neves
  • LOVE THIS

    lily
  • This is truly brilliant. The courtyard makes the spaces feel like one is living in an open courtyard in a European town. For all of the containment that the main walls provide, they add warmth to the space.
    Its a like a stage set and a very successful one.
    The balance of the spaces are all the more enjoyable due to the success of the courtyard concept.
    Lovely.

    rcvs1
  • the pictures are quite impressive but I’m looking at the floor plan and I don’t think a tree is worth having to climb to flights of stairs from the bedroom to reach the bathroom.

    madison
  • congratulations

    Geert-Hugo
  • What will happen when the tree will get bigger and BIGGER? (:

    Jai
  • like Ando’s first work, but much less austere

    dbkii
  • Courtyard with the tree in it makes it for me. Just love nature inside human design. Really lovely contrast

    Jabradley
  • Delightful!
    Though the living spaces seem small in comparison to the courtyard/terrace, I would still live here.

    nimita

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
506,001 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine