Architect: Kenji Ido
Location: Osaka, Japan
Year built: 2012
The house is designed for 4 members of a family with two children. The house is located at the city center and a small plot. This narrow house contains white boxes quarries of stairs and a distorted upper floor. The three-story house replaces former residents of the house on the same site, which has suffered from a lack of natural light thanks to its proximity to the neighboring buildings.
The architects have increased the available light by turning the second floor of 14 degrees, fishing a couple of rooms to a large corner window. The rotation also creates voids above the stairs, which allow light to penetrate from the roof down to the lower levels.