Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Year built: 2009
Is a single family home and is structured around a central doma, the dwelling looks to fully integrate the internal and external environments, while maintaining a strong sense of seclusion and privacy. A deceptive exterior hides composition for most of the space open and fluid that is inside the structure that varies in size and shape, each room overlooks the courtyard, benefiting from the effects of natural light and ventilation.
Platforms offset and changes in floor and ceiling define the perimeters of the various programs, which would otherwise appearas natural extensions of each other. The use of warm woods and dark finishes creates a welcoming and cocoon-like atmosphere that engulfs the inhabitant, transporting them away from the bustling urban environment.