This residence and atelier for a couple in the center of Tokyo, Japan has been designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects. Floor like bookshelf plates are placed at different levels in the shifted box. Furniture is placed on each floor to create living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom. Each plate-like-floors are only hooked by columns which are three-dimensionally intersected at the middle of the box and this simple structure gives latitude for space composition. In massive volume of the box, each different activity of daily living has taken place at each floor with open views. Light fixtures have been hung from the top of the box till they reach the floors to illuminate them, such as a floating stage. A small 753 square foot residence with big furniture showcases living on the stage.
Photos: Hiroyasu Sakaguchi, Tatsumi Terado
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