Located in the densely populated areas in Tokyo. The site, an elongated square to the east and west, the frontage 7m, depth 20m, is located in the middle of a gentle plateau.
Though the site frontage is narrow and locate the slope areas, and also permitted only 4 floor by the legal constraints, we are asked to plan the 5 houses from client.
While cramming the volume as much as possible in a narrow site of the dense residential areas, maximizing floor area, with consideration to the line of sight interference and ventilation, brightness of dwelling environment, it becomes a theme how we secure the connection with the environment.
Rather than draw a clear boundary line between the dwelling and nature, or city and the architecture, by using a vertical domain that considers the moderate distance between environment and architecture, we hope the place settled as where the dwellings, nature and the city are mixed and well harmonized. Source by HMAA.