The client is a stock company agent and this project started after his family obtained an ideal plot where his wife used to live for long time with our plot analysis club.

Deep perspective plot with a narrow width is sandwiched by two streets thus we had found a passage of deep visibility and warm wind. From the front street, in order to keep the privacy, the facade is covered up with series of horizontal materials. NID has a unique characteristic in its complex section. Skip floors slide up and down, and connect each floor gently. Each space somehow adjoins the exterior to absorb various views. The top floor holds a fully private, traditional Japanese-style room.

The project of NID concentrates mainly on securing maximum space in a limited volume.


Agent : TRANSISTOR (Shigeru Kimura)


Location Kamiohsaki Shinagawa ward Tokyo
Completion 2011.3
Lot area 62.65㎡
Site area 37.59㎡
B1F floor area 18.59㎡
1’F floor area 10.62㎡
1F/2’F floor area 37.29㎡
2F/3’F floor area 30.22㎡
3F floor area 11.91㎡
Total floor area 90.04㎡
Structure Steel
Scale B1F-3F
Typology Private housing
Family structure A couple (30s) + 2 children
Structure engineers Masaki Structure Laboratory
Kenta Masaki
Facility engineers Shimada Architects
Zenei Shimada
Construction Maekawa Construction
Photographer Masao Nishikawa
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