- private house
TEPE sits on the top of a low hill in a verdant suburban neighborhood. TEPE characterizes itself as a location-house with its façade mouth wide open. TEPE was named after Turkish term of “hill” .
The owners are the master as an IT company agent and his homemaker wife. This project initiated with the plot next to where their parents live.
Arranging the car park and approach stairs in the part of the plot facing a planned road make it accessible to the main entrance on the hill.
The view from the 1st floor is spectacular with the marvelous background of well maintained garden next door.
We took advantage of the narrow, sloping site as much as possible, transforming the problem of height gain into a defining highlight of the design. Low steps leading from dining to living room and opening onto a deck that overlooks an expansive panorama of the city give the home’s central living space a highly theatrical atmosphere. Viewed from outside, the black structure protrudes dramatically over its concrete base, making it a standout home in the neighborhood.
[COLLECTION asian architecture] (Swiss)
[HISE MAGAZINE] (Slovenia)
[Gendainihon no Kenhikuka 2009]
[Saikonowakate Kenchikuka 20nin]
[Neon Magazine] (France)
[The best residence back on the street]
[SUMAI no SEKKEI WEB]
[Watanabe Atsushi no Tatemono no Tanbo]The Japan Institute of Architects, 200 prominent architectures selection
|Location||Higashikurume city Tokyo|
|1F floor area||70.72㎡|
|2F floor area||39.17㎡|
|Total floor area||109.89㎡|
|Family structure||A couple (30s) +a child|
|Structure engineers||Masaki Structural Laboratory|
|Facility engineers||Shimada Architects|