In Ebisu Tokyo, this house by Tetsuo Yamaji Architects is designed to accommodate a family spanning three generations. As such, the design emphasizes creating a variety of different spaces that provide independence and respond to a range of different working, living, play and socializing requirements.
The architects began with the legally allowed maximum volume, which was divided into five 1.7 x 2.2-meter modules. The columns and beams, composed of 100mm x 100mm H-steels, created a lattice structure. Then, together with the family, the architects began to insert floors – like a three-dimensional game.
As the floors are inserted, each member can freely choose, climate, usages, human relat... More