House of Kamikitazawa

House of Kamikitazawa

Architect
Aisaka Architects’ Atelier
Location
Tokyo, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Private Houses
Shigeo Ogawa

House of Kamikitazawa

Aisaka Architects’ Atelier as Architects

The “outer court type“ house, a three-storey volume for the maximum volume placed in the center of the site and covered with concrete walls, protects the family from outside eyes and gives space and openness  in a congested area of Tokyo.

 

The strong concrete wall around the house  that changes height for each privacy provides three courtyards with different uses depending on the location, and gives a pleasant appearance while the texture of the fasade by the cedar concrete form that changes over the time.

 

In addition to crime prevention, seismic protection, fire protection, solar power, and well water use, the client has requested the installation of an underground shelter with "NBC filters" for nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. Coincidentally, this house is now completely safe even against COVID-19.We respect their strong will to protect the family.

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