BRUN / APOLLO Architects & Associates

first_img Projects BRUN / APOLLO Architects & Associates CopyHouses•Suginami, Japan Photographs:  Masao Nishikawa Text description provided by the architects. This house was located in a residential area not far from a main downtown thoroughfare. The small southeastern corner plot, which had been subdivided from a larger piece of land, measured a slight 65sqm. The clients, a couple in their 30s who are keen architecture enthusiasts, requested a timeless design that would accommodate this small space. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaBecause passageways leading to other houses ran along the south-facing side of this deep plot with a narrow frontage, we installed windows in a random arrangement that would allow direct sunlight into the house. In contrast, privacy was a major concern for the side of the house facing the road, which we decided to enclose with wooden louvers. The contrast between the windows and the external walls clad in deep brown galvalume steel sheets created a sober and stately facade for this corner building. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe pilotis area accommodates both the entrance and a small parking space, while the first floor houses the master bedroom and a storeroom-cum-gallery containing the husband’s cherished collection of bicycles. The family room on the second floor features a stairwell that makes use of the slanting wall, which emerged as a result of setback-line limit considerations. A steady and diffuse stream of light pours into the interior from the skylight. By boosting the ceiling height of this narrow, single-roomed space, we were able to emphasize the depth of the plot while concealing the narrowness of the frontage. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaA study room on the third floor makes clever use of the corridor facing the stairwell. The two hobby areas adjoining the study have a loft-like vibe that comes from the slanting walls, allowing the inhabitants to bask in the sunlight while remaining pleasantly absorbed in their activities. Although the house is a “micro” urban residence whose total floor area measures only 93sqm, it consists of a single, interconnected habitat that takes the form of a vertically continuous one-room space. A simple view of its external facade gives few imaginative cues as to the surprisingly rich and varied interior space that lies within.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessRiethüsli Primary School / MPP ArchitektenArticlesÖdemis New City Center Proposal / Onat Öktem + Okan CanArticles Share Japan Houses ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuginamiHousesJapanPublished on June 20, 2012Cite: “BRUN / APOLLO Architects & Associates” 20 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?BRUN / APOLLO Architects & Associates是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Area:  93 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project BRUN / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveBRUN / APOLLO Architects & Associates 2011 Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/245444/brun-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/245444/brun-apollo-architects-associates Clipboardlast_img read more