mtka adds inhabitable elliptical void below the roof of this house in tokyo
 

mtka adds inhabitable elliptical void below the roof of this house in tokyo

mtka (murayama + kato architecture) has added an inhabitable elliptical void between the roof and and the upper floor of this family house in the city of kodaira, tokyo, japan. the japanese studio has renovated the entire interior of the 20-year-old residence, whose most unique features are a large window and a pitched roof facing south. located above the common living areas, the supplementary ceiling not only defines the space both above and below it, but it also works as a structural and environmental element, making it possible to remove the existing bracing and let the wind in from the upper part of the large window.mtka adds inhabitable elliptical void below the roof of this house in tokyoimages by kenta hasegawa and shinkenchiku-sha

 

 

mtka has inserted the elliptical void structure right below the roof of the house, offering a supplementary surface for the family to occupy. this additional ceiling has been placed at 1,8 meters above the floor of the upper level, where common living areas such as the kitchen, dining and living rooms are located in one open plan space. the structure has also made it possible to remove the existing bracing of the large, floor-to-ceiling window that occupies the south wall of the upper level, allowing natural wind to enter the interior.

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project info:

 

 

name: ceiling and ellipse

architect: murayama + kato architecture / mtka

location: kodaira, tokyo, japan

floor: 88.36 sqm

consultant: mika araki, onder de linde

contractor: SS

  • DESIGNBOOM … you keep publishing these DANGEROUS Japanese designers like its some thing to be admired .. . they’re are NOT. These interiors are LIFE THREATENING …. Posing the photos with children is even more unacceptable. This project is both banal and dangerous.

    leonardo sideri
  • Look the a 1970’s contractor did finish a house for that poor family…!!!

    Seriously, when is something like this going to be called out for what it is….???…inelegant silliness in any culture…Andy Warhol becomes and architect?

    TosaTomoDesign
  • Looks really dangerous. It should have hand rails. I once fell down from like this height and seriously injured my ankle and foot.

    acca

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