Project Info

KRE | no.555

Words by mooponto Staff

November 8, 2012

The house is located in the high-end residential area.

The most remarkable requests in the various clients’ demands are “garage space for nine cars”, “the most favorite car in the living room” and “high tree in the living room”. Since all the request are not able to be fin on the project site, the of maximizing the living room, the building itself was designed as big “Living Room”.

Utilizing the entire basement, nine cars are able to be parked. Lamborghini is my favorite, by a custom-made lift is a lift to the living room floor. When the lift is lowered, making the system closed other movable floor.

Various height and size rooms are floated randomly in the big living space. Structurally, light steel structure boxes are hanged from or attached to the reinforced concrete box. These randomly floating boxes keep adequate distance and height with the car and the high tree and create attractive open space. Spaces under the boxes have invisible borderline and each space has the different functions according to the height.

Though there are numbers of large scale items in this house, instead of setting the usual layer of floors, random floating boxes make the spacious living area possible.

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first floor plan

second floor plan

third floor plan

mezzanine floor plan


architects: no.555 [ number fives architectural design office ]
location: Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
function: single family house
project team: Takuya Tsuchida (architect in charge)
structural design: structured environment / Alan Burden
construction: Eiger corporation / Koji Sato
site area: 195.84 m²
built area: 116.00 m²
total floor area: 330.73 m²
structural system: reinforced concrete + steel structure (3F + M3F)
design period: March 2006 – January 2007
construction period: February 2007 – January 2008
photographs: Koichi Torimura + Shunichi Koyama + Takuya Tsuchida _ courtesy of no.555


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