in tokyo, van der architects' house on kananadori is photographed by vincent hecht

in tokyo, van der architects' house on kananadori is photographed by vincent hecht

a combined office and home by van der architects


tokyo-based design studio van der architects unveils images of its house on kananadori in ôta city. the practice is led by martin van der linden, an architect who had been educated in the netherlands, the UK, and japan. now, photographer vincent hecht captures the work of architecture which houses a combined studio and residential program. the project integrates office space on the lower levels with a living space above — all with an airy, light-filled atmosphere.

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the house on kananadori in tokyo’s ôta city


van der architects (see more here) incorporates greenery on almost every level of the five-story house on kananadori. while the entrance to the house is nestled beyond a lush wall of plant-life, the first and second levels and the rooftop are extended with plant-filled ledges to enhance the atmosphere inside with a view filtered by leaves.


martin van der linden designs the street-side facade of the house with large openings, leading to the sunlit interiors. the floors above are especially lofty with the double-height living area and mezzanine which open out with a full-height wall of glazing. the house is topped with a cozy bedroom suite and roof terrace which offers sweeping views across the rooftops beyond.

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