yoyogi house
Daisuke Akita
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Shower – Hi-G series, Bath sink TOTO
BathKaldewei
Kitchen stove, etc Panasonic
Kitchen oven Harman
Bath tile Inax
Flooring – Sesal carpetIOC

Product Spec Sheet
Shower – Hi-G series, Bath sink
by TOTO
Bath
Kitchen stove, etc
Kitchen oven
by Harman
Bath tile
by Inax
Flooring – Sesal carpet
by IOC

yoyogi house

frontofficetokyo as Architects

80 m2 house in Shibuya ward, Tokyo

 

What kind of architecture can be built if we start by seeing the existing urban landscape as something that is legitimate? That is, as something worth looking at and worth interacting with in its own right. What if the city were viewed as a landscape that is as valuedas an orchard or a mountain view.

 

With the Yoyogi house the homes is built around a sloping green landscape that is connected directly to the street and relatively open to the city around it. The garden is not considered as an entirely private thing that is to be hoarded by the owners behind a wall but instead is offered as a new green element in a shared urban landscape.

 

The clients, a middle-aged couple, wanted a small home that would accommodate their desire for personal space - for each to pursue their own hobbies, and especially a small painting area and work-space for the wife. They also asked for access to outdoor space that could be used easily in daily life, including a garden that could be filled with plants and food.Over time it has grown and become a rich green space that has a larger impact than its small footprint would suggest.

 

Material Used :

1. Roof and exterior walls - Tajima roofing – Asphaltroll roofingover fireprooffing panel underlay

2. Windows - YKK

3. Flooring – IOC flooring, sesal carpet

4. Kitchen stove, etc - Panasonic

5. Bath - Kaldewei

6. Bath – shower – Toto Hi-G series

7. Bath sink - TOTO

8. Bath tile –INAX

9. Kitchen oven – Harman built-in

Products Behind Projects
Product Spotlight
News
Seattle’s Maritime Innovation Center: A catalyst for the Blue Economy
19 Jul 2024 News
Seattle’s Maritime Innovation Center: A catalyst for the Blue Economy

The Port of Seattle recently broke ground on the new Maritime Innovation Center at Fishermen’s... More

Monumental sculptures appear to embrace and support Fragment Apartments in Prague
19 Jul 2024 News
Monumental sculptures appear to embrace and support Fragment Apartments in Prague

Prague-based creative studio QARTA Architektura has completed the development of an apartment comple... More

Key recent projects by Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
19 Jul 2024 News
Key recent projects by Baumschlager Eberle Architekten

Baumschlager Eberle Architekten is an international architectural firm known for its contextual inte... More

XISUI Design creates serene woven metal pavilion inspired by bird nest and eggshell structures
18 Jul 2024 Innovations
XISUI Design creates serene woven metal pavilion inspired by bird nest and eggshell structures

Shanghai-based XISUI Design is a multidisciplinary studio with a team of architects, installation ar... More

Kinder Land Bridge and Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Prairie: A Green Oasis in Houston’s Urban Heart
18 Jul 2024 News
Kinder Land Bridge and Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Prairie: A Green Oasis in Houston’s Urban Heart

Memorial Park, an iconic urban greenspace in Houston, Texas, has long been valued for its vast trail... More

Perkins&Will designs collaborative London-based head office building and “living lab”
17 Jul 2024 News
Perkins&Will designs collaborative London-based head office building and “living lab”

Global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will designed the London-based European head office... More

DREAM completes a community hub in spruce and pine near Paris
17 Jul 2024 News
DREAM completes a community hub in spruce and pine near Paris

French architecture studio DREAM has unveiled the ESAT Lozaits-Seguin, a light-filled community buil... More

Kindergarten in Villacurí, Peru, showcases use of traditional materials and building techniques
17 Jul 2024 News
Kindergarten in Villacurí, Peru, showcases use of traditional materials and building techniques

Architects Betsaida Curto Reyes of Estudio Copla and Ander Bados Sesma of Atelier Ander Bados have c... More