takeshi hirobe architects: m house
takeshi hirobe architects: m house takeshi hirobe architects: m house
aug 02, 2011

takeshi hirobe architects: m house

‘m house’ by takeshi hirobe architects in tokyo, japan all images courtesy takeshi hirobe architects image © koichi torimura

japanese practice takeshi hirobe architects has sent us images of ‘m-house’, a three-storey house in a busy neighbourhood of tokyo, japan. abiding by the strict building regulation of the site, the design aims to connect the interior with the exterior while maintaining privacy for the inhabitants.

interior view image © koichi torimura

during the early stages of the designing process, an octagonal staircase was inserted into the floor plan as a major structural pillar to the house. constructed with reinforced concrete, the spiral stairwell is topped with a roof light which allows is to double-function as a lightwell. the interior surfaces are also finished in white to maximize the natural daylighting effect, bringing it all the way down to the basement. round holes of various sizes are randomly perforated on the sides of the shell to establish internal visual connections to each floor.

living room image © koichi torimura

to further introduce the outdoors to the living space, multiple volumetric voids are carved out as outdoor terraces from the corners of the layout. the exterior shell of the house wraps around these spaces, acting as a fence-like barrier from the street. all storeys of the house remains open and flexible, generating living spaces that are flexible yet private when needed.

views of stairwell images © koichi torimura

translucent steps image © koichi torimura

image © koichi torimura

octagonal shell encasing the stairwell image © koichi torimura

built-in seating image © koichi torimura

(left) entry (right) stairwell at night images © koichi torimura

interior night view image © koichi torimura

floor plan / level -1

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1

floor plan / level +2


project info:

site area: 112.40 m2 built area: 63.53 m2 total floor area: 251.78 m2 structure: reinforced concrete structural consultant: s.form

  • great architecture, very modern, beautiful.. love it..

    [url=http://satriyonitiatmojo.com/] Satriyo Niti Atmojo [/url]

    Satriyo Niti Atmojo says:
  • very busy – too much stuffed into too small an area

    dbkii says:
  • Fabulous. Has maiximized light in the limited area and space has been utilized very effectively with trendy taste.

    GABA says:
  • “trendy taste”

    is that a compliment?

    meagain says:
  • awesome

    G says:
  • Interiors are beautiful, calm and untroubled. Spaces seemingly well defined.

    www.illem says:
  • Very well thought out and accomplished. Nice to see ablutions contained in one area of the overall design. The timber gives it a feeling of warmth. Thumbs up d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • love the staircase… brilliant use of space…

    Ira Jain says:
  • i wish i could see outside of it… very nice tho

    behzad says:
  • home design is very unusual

    berita Terbaru

    Berita Terbaru says:

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