studio noa: house in kikuicho
‘house in kikuicho’ by studio noa, tokyo, japan images courtesy of studio noa
japanese practice studio noa has completed ‘house in kikuicho’, a single family home in tokyo, japan. enwrapped in a corrugated exterior skin, the residence seeks to disconnect itself from the dense surrounding environment, while benefiting from the effects of natural light and ventilation.
raised from the face of the unit, the translucent cladding softens incoming light and blurs the visibility of both passerby’s and inhabitants. where in view of neighboring structures and street-level traffic, the milky surface extends over the windows to obstruct the view, while other less-compromised openings remain exposed.
stairs leading from entrance to second level
conceived as an open environment, the residence features permeable and loosely defined spaces that
allow the family to be in contact with each other at all times. the kitchen, living room, and dining room
are hosted on the second level, flanked by the principal bedroom and entrance below, and children’s
view of kitchen
kitchen, living room, dining room
built in storage flanks one side of the communal living space
translucent cladding covers the windows on street level
exterior at night
floor plan / level 0
floor plan / level 1
floor plan / level 2
site size: 35m2 site type: urban building area:19m2 total floor area: 55m2 main structure: timber frame number of stories: 3
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