The Japanese architectural practice APOLLO Architects & Associates have recently realised this multifaceted single-family house located in a densely built-up area of Yamatocho Nakano ward, Tokyo. The slanting, two-storey, 60-square-meters building is formed of two contrasting space concepts: an entirely enclosed ground-floor and a spacious, fully exposed first-floor.
About the project:
‘The plot is located just around the corner of an urban main street. This polygonal site being sandwiched by the two paths of neighboring houses and thus standing out solitarily, FLOD shapes a very outstanding volume. The roof shape expunged by the diagonal street folds down rhythmically and the form reflects the interior. This sequential space being compact, the interior enfolds with relief.’
‘From the diagonally torn down facade and the top lights, symbolical light spreads out. The light permeates inner skins and spawns a flexible face.Thanks to the severe condition of the plot, we took this method and produced such volume inevitably to provide each originality in every position you see.’