shuhei goto architects converts mixed-use building into a family residence in shizuoka

shuhei goto architects converts mixed-use building into a family residence in shizuoka

the japanese studio shuhei goto architects renovated an over 40 year-old apartment and office building and repurposed it into a single family house. the site is located in a residential area close to central ​​shizuoka city, japan.

the site is located in shizuoka
all images courtesy of kenta hasegawa unless stated otherwise



a lot of buildings are being rebuild in the area, so it is difficult to forecast the future conditions of the environment there. to make sure the inhabitants will not be disturbed, shuhei goto created a depth between the private space and the city, as well as a sense of seclusion when inside the building.

shuhei goto created a depth between the private space and the city



internally, the architects created a void by demolishing half of the first floor. due to the newly installed large windows on the upper side, the gallery space became bright and full of light, where the main family space – the kitchen – is located.

the architects designed a void



every private room, on the lower and upper floors, overlooks the open living space. the void serves as a connection between the inside and the outside.

every private room faces the living space




project info:


use: residence
location: shizuoka, shizuoka prefecture, japan
structure: steel
site area: 102.34m2
building area: 50.35m2
total floor area: 85.74m2
complete: august 2016

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