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.
Architects: Onishimaki and Hyakudayuki