Anzeige AZR-T1-englishTV-468x60 R8

House in Tokyo with a footprint of 26 m²

Photos: Kai Nakamura

Projects (e)

 

The Japanese architectural office UNEMORI ARCHITECTS has completed an innovative, geometrically structured small house, called House Tokyo. Located in a densely populated area in central Tokyo, the private residence comprises a tiny footprint of just 26m2 and a total floor area of 51m2, showcasing an architectural paradigm for urban densification.

unemori architects 02

unemori architects 03

Various ceiling heights and many openings and windows allow for a spacious experience in this compact small house. With House Tokyo, UNEMORI ARCHITECTS showcases its excellent ability of handling complex spaces of every scale.

unemori architects 04

unemori architects 04

Located in central Tokyo, House Tokyo was built on a tiny vacant spot in close proximity to the neighboring houses. Contacted by a couple who got hold of this land, UNEMORI ARCHITECTS was requested to build a house for two that would serve as a temporary city house.

unemori architects 06

The architects reacted to the challenges posed by urban densification by developing a compact, yet spacious small house with a footprint of just 26m2 and a total floor area of 51m2 by making use of a suspended structure, an increased ceiling height and many large windows.

unemori architects 07

unemori architects 08

While each floor is assigned a function, the spaces are connected through open floor plans and offset levels which enlarge the space and counter the smallness of the house. Additionally, thanks to the suspended structure and exterior design of House Tokyo the air and daylight circulation was improved.

unemori architects 09

unemori architects 10

For House Tokyo UNEMORI ARCHITECTS realized a geometrically structured framework. The outer walls of the small house are partially set back, creating an increased exterior wall surface and different ceiling heights ranging from 1.9 meters to 4.7 meters.

unemori architects 11

The façade of the compact house is dominated by industrial corrugated iron, opened up by large windows. The framework of House Tokyo was built with wood which can still be seen in the interior design of the residence. Furthermore, by setting back the outer walls, a terrace area was created on the first floor.

unemori architects 12

unemori architects 13

House Tokyo is based on a simple floor plan with a semi-basement, a first floor and a terrace area. The bedroom and bathroom are located in the semi-basement which is illuminated with natural daylight. The open-plan kitchen and dining area were placed on the first floor where the spacious overhead area is dominated by the wood beams of the house’s framework.

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Principal use: private residence
Site area: 52.23 m2
Building area: 26.91 m2
Total floor area: 51.33 m2
Structural systems: wood
Scale: 1 basement and 1 story
Completion: September 2019
Architecture & furniture: UNEMORI ARCHITECTS, www.unemori-archi.com
General constructor: Fukazawa Corporation
Photos: Kai Nakamura

Die Zeroline function Zarge von Schörghuber ist für den Einsatz in nahezu allen Bereichen des Objektbaus geeignet. Das System hat die allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassung für T30 Brandschutz und erfüllt daneben auch Rauch- und Schallschutz sowie Einbruchhemmung und ist feuchtraumgeeignet. Foto: Schörghuber

Design+Oberfläche

Modell des neuen Mainova-Campus mit dem revitalisierten Bestand, gerahmt von zwei Neubauten im Osten und Westen. Quelle: KÖLLING ARCHITEKTEN BDA und DGJ Architektur

Projekte (d)

Das Begegnungszentrum Westhouse in Augsburg vereint Arbeit, Freizeit und Begegnung unter einem Dach. Von außen überzeugt eine edle silbergraue Holzfassade. Bildquelle: 4Wände Management GmbH

Fassade

Bei der Bewehrung des Notgehweges im Autobahntunnel Tutting setzt die Autobahn GmbH des Bundes, Niederlassung Südbayern auch auf Schöck Combar, die Betonbewehrung aus glasfaserverstärktem Kunststoff. Foto: Schöck Bauteile GmbH

Hochbau

Als Spezialist für tragende Wärmedämmung schließt Schöck mit seiner neuen Produktfamilie Schöck Sconnex die letzte große Wärmebrücke an Gebäuden. Foto: Schöck Bauteile GmbH

Advertorials

Die mit dem Red Dot Design Award ausgezeichnete neue Produktfamilie Oono von Delta Light zeigt sich extrem vielseitig. Die unterschiedlichen Leuchtentypen für innen und außen erlauben durchgängige Gestaltungskonzepte. Die Oono Wandleuchte wird grundsätzlich in der Ausführung IP54 geliefert. Bildquelle: Delta Light

Beleuchtung

Das modulare System Disc`n Dots ist in der Planung unkompliziert, kann ohne Aufwand in bestehendes Interior Design integriert werden und bringt eine individuelle Note in Innenräume. Abbildung: DesignRaum GmbH

Design+Oberfläche

Anzeige AZ-GC1-728x250 GAS

Anzeige AZ-C1a-300x250 R8

Anzeige AZ-C1b-300x600 R8