Tokyo, Japan
Project Year
Private Houses
Hiroshi Ueda


arbol as Architects

The site is located in Nerima-ku, Tokyo, a little away at the end of a crowded shopping street.

Furthermore, the site is 25 tsubo (about 83㎡), category 1 exclusive districts for low-rise residential buildings is applied, building coverage ratio is 50%, it’s in quasi-fire prevention districts, and a parking space for father and mother-in-law is required.

The client himself, also runs a business, he has a exclusively great taste for design, because of his work especially, therefore as discussions were held at many times, the images of a vintage element in America West Coast, or a sophisticated atmosphere which has a nature essence, simple, plain and efficient Bauhaus in Germany were risen.

With this background, the plan of a two-family houses with a compact garage for 8 residents for 2 family started.

This plan is created by pursing what the primary sense of value is, and with the design of the jungle-gym-like frame, the relationships among the family members, and the exterior environments are flexibly weaved into the concept. This frame looks 8 figure horizontally, this is intentionally set, because 8 is a lucky number in Japan, and wishing that the client would have a better opportunities, live long in good shape with his family.

Materials used:

1. outerwall: Galvalume

2. innerfloor: cedar wood

3. innerfloor: wall: Plasterer coating

4. innerfloor: top: Plasterer coating

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