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December, 2018

"Hello. I'm Satoshi Kurosaki, principal architect of Apollo architects & associates. Since establishing our office in Tokyo in 2000, we have designed more than 160 architectural works. In 2007, we have opened a satellite office in Seoul, Korea and another office in Zhengzhou, China in 2012. We are currently working on multiple projects including housing and commercial facilities. Today, we would like to present a project completed in Tokyo"


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This home in a high-density residential district in Tokyo’s suburbs was commissioned by an designer at a large real estate company. The roof and exterior walls are constructed from metallic grey Galvalume which both forms a structural skin and protects the privacy of the residents by shielding the first floor from visibility from the street. A large opening in the roof brings in abundant natural light and makes the compact space feel more expansive.

The first-floor entrance offers a view between the staircase and the bathroom clear to the back of the property. The “public dining room,” an extension of the entryway, serves not only as the family eating area but also as a guest room for entertaining. An island kitchen by Germany’s SieMatic brand blends form and function, evoking a bistro atmosphere.

Through a glass door and floor-to-ceiling windows, a terrace equipped with an outdoor sofa and other features serves as an exterior living room perfect for parties. Thanks to a courtyard-like layout that ensures privacy and a peaceful mood, it’s hard to believe the street is just on the other side of the wall.

The second floor is integrated with a loft and large void, forming a living area that takes advantage of the high ceilings. The interconnectivity of the exposed rafters and eaves opens up the space, while at night, soft indirect lighting envelopes it in a dream-like atmosphere. Overall the house is like an auberge where family and friends can enjoy a meal at the “restaurant” below and then relax upstairs.










Photos: Masao Nishikawa
 
 

APOLLO Architects & Associates :

The name "Apollo" originates from Apollon, god of sun and light in Greco-Roman mythology. The firm was named in 2000 with the hope of pursuing architecture composed of the simple materials of "light" and "shadow", while also aiming to become a luminous presence within the city and society.

www.kurosakisatoshi.com
 



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