takuya tsuchida: KRE house
takuya tsuchida: KRE house
apr 05, 2010

takuya tsuchida: KRE house

view of the lift which moves between the living room and garage

KRE house by japanese architect takuya tsuchida is a 2 1/2 storey, single family residence, located in shinagawa-tu, tokyo.

the client’s design brief for the project was that it needed to include a nine-car garage, with the possibility of viewing one from living room. the other was that a tall tree needed to be placed within the house. tsuchida was given only 2000 square feet to work with, but his design has included a car lift which moves a car from the garage to the living room, fulfilling one of his client’s requests. here, the classic lamborghini becomes the centerpiece within this modern home.

takuya tsuchida: KRE house the nine car garage with car lift

takuya tsuchida: KRE house the lamborghini taking centre stage within the home

takuya tsuchida: KRE house the car lift platform camouflaged into the home’s interior when a car is not on display

takuya tsuchida: KRE house interior with tall tree

takuya tsuchida: KRE house exterior

takuya tsuchida: KRE house section view

project info: structure: two-story reinforced concrete and steel construction with basement site area: 2,108 square feet (195.84) construction area: 1,249 square feet (116.00) total floor area: 3,560 square feet (330.73)

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  • May i know what is the purpose of bringing up the vehicle to living room? For display? 😛

    JYchee says:
  • JYChee
    It is obvious that you have not sufficient assets, aplomb and status to understand.
    If you need to ask you do not belong!

    HoleinOne says:
  • maybe. but it works really good for emergencys too. and its kinda “cool” ^^

    TPereira says:
  • … and it’s very practical when you have a trunk full of groceries.

    Eiti says:
  • An excellent use of financial resources! Too bad the the client made such obvious choices. Even so his taste is surely as purchased as a first-class ticket.

    Tom P says:
  • thats car passion. he does have a nice collection of whips

    baron says:
  • i hate cars
    and by the way since when designboom decided to ruin our sight by putting the comments in fuckin cyan?

    marvin says:
  • AAA

    aaa1139 says:
  • yeah, with lamb’s and ferraris it would really be a nice solution.. lol

    mari-o says:
  • @Eiti …and when u get home a drunk, sure, not enough to ruin your house, but to climb some stairs lol

    mari-o says:
  • In winter the heat radiating from the car’s engine compartments would come in handy. Not sure about summer though. Perhaps that’s why the architect put in the US ceiling fan!!!

    Malcom says:
  • i rather think its entitly for the owner to show off his cars in the living room. He did catch our attention.

    TheBlurblock says:

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