Single family residence in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo



We’ve seen plenty of unusual buildings in areas such as Tokyo and this is definitely one of them. This house is located in Setagaya-ku and it was a project by Keita Fukushima. The most interesting thing about this building is, at first sight, the array of windows and they way in which they have been positioned. The windows and long and narrow and placed one right above the other or they are small and square-shaped and positioned away from the others.

The single-family residence is three stories high. The three floors functionally divide the different areas and functions of the house. The floors are connected by wooden staircases which add a nice warm and natural touch to the interior décor. The interior design is based on a very simple color scheme and the main shade is white. The walls and ceilings are white throughout the residence and the floors are either concrete of wood with a light shade.

When you compare the bright and white interior with the dark exterior, a strong contrast is created but they both share in common minimalism. The house definitely stands out in the neighborhood, as the surrounding buildings have very different designs. The residence impresses with its sharp and clean design and architecture. It seems like a very well-programmed and very well thought design for a functional house that lacks unnecessary details or ornaments and that reinvents the classics.


Published by in Architecture, on March 22nd, 2010

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