Small residence of 27sqm, 3 stories high, steel constructed house in tranquil area. The owners are a married couple in their twenties. The site obtained in an auction consists of extremely narrow 3.5m wide and 11m deep looking toward a park. The architecture with its frontage of 3m and 9m in depth is a relatively slim form in the zigzag shaped site.
Expecting the area to be crowded with buildings in the future, TUTU is fully open in frontage and structure wall is inserted in long sides instead of openings. In the result, the form is much alike a pipe (TUTU) with a modern visual.
Thanks to the green growing luxuriantly in the park, vivid green scenery could be observed without feeling narrowness in frontage. The top light pouring down from the top floor spawns shades on pure-white wall. The scenery never palls and makes it forgetful of being in a narrow area.
This turned to be a paragon of reversing an unfavorable condition by architecture.
|Location||Sumida ward Tokyo|
|1F Floor area||27.00㎡|
|2F Floor area||27.00㎡|
|3F Floor area||27.00㎡|
|Total floor area||81.00㎡|
|Family structure||A couple + a child|
|Structure engineers||Masaki Structural Laboratory|
|Facility engineer||Shimada Architects|