Since houses, offices, shops and temporary buildings coexist in the neighborhood making it difficult to identify “the face” of this area, we thought that it would be appropriate for the house to look somewhat independent from its surroundings.
The house is consisted of three simple boxes piled up on each other. Each box is shifted horizontally in different directions to keep the appropriate distance from its surroundings and to comply with building code height restriction, as a result creating various spaces such as terraces and eaves. The glazed corridor space which encloses the living areas brings a gentle continuity within the building as if it worked as an intermediate space connecting the shifted boxes. (to find out more..)
passage & images from: http://www.nakagame.com/works_en/works_ty.html
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