Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

This site uses cookies. By using our services, you agree to our cookie use.
Learn more here.

Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki's Double Helix house in Tokyo

A double helix house in a condensed residential area

Like many Japanese houses, this site in Yanaka, Tokyo is completely surrounded by other houses, leaving only a narrow alley from the front road to the site. The approach starts from the alley, then gradually moves up and winds itself around the house. The central idea of the project is the abstract white cube and the framing of views. The living room, dining area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom are all placed in the centre of the house, with a private art gallery, library and study located in a winding corridor. The roof of this corridor doubles as a terrace.


Fact File:

Architects: Onishimaki and Hyakudayuki

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.