This small house in downtown Tokyo is owned by a husband who works in finance and his wife who works in the high-end furniture industry. The husband had previously been a jazz musician, and the starting point for the design was his request that the living space reflect the world-view of his role model John Coltrane’s music.
The building is elevated by pilotis, with the entryway located next to a parking area sheltered by the overhanging volume
A staircase leads to the second floor, where a jazz-bar-like dining and kitchen area offers an ideal spot for sharing a meal or drinks with family and close friends.
▼二层空间概览，overview of the second floor
▼爵士酒吧风格的餐厨空间，a jazz-bar-like dining and kitchen area
The living room is defined by its slanted double-height ceiling and skylights that bring in plenty of natural light, while a catwalk bridge lends an industrial ambiance. The residents enjoy listening to jazz in this space, where a photograph of John Coltrane hangs on one wall. On a small balcony facing the road, steel louvers block visibility from below to ensure privacy.
▼客厅中融入了John Coltrane的爵士音乐元素， the living space reflect the world-view of the client’s role model John Coltrane’s music
▼从客厅望向餐厨空间，view to the dining area from the living room
▼T台般的钢桥营造出工业氛围，a catwalk bridge lends an industrial ambiance
▼阁楼细部，attic detailed view
▼悬浮的楼梯，the floating staircase
The master bedroom is at the back of the ground floor, with a bathroom in front filled with peaceful light that pours in from an adjacent courtyard.
▼首层过道，corridor on the ground floor
▼浴室通过与之相邻的庭院获得充足的采光，the bathroom is filled with peaceful light that pours in from an adjacent courtyard
The children’s room and other private spaces are located in an open arrangement on the third floor, which also provides access to a rooftop bar where the residents enjoy garden parties with their frequent guests.
By avoiding partitions in the compact structure, the design succeeds in creating a single open room linked vertically from floor to floor. The result is a theatre-like small home whose residents live their own story.
▼纵向连接的一体化开放空间，a single open room linked vertically from floor to floor
▼住宅夜景，exterior night view
APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd
E-mail : [email protected]
URL : www.kurosakisatoshi.com
Architecture : Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
Photography : Masao Nishikawa
Location : Meguro ward, Tokyo
Date of Completion : September 2018
Principal Use : Private housing
Structure : Timber
Site Area: 72.19m2
Total Floor Area : 116.57m2 (42.93m2/1F, 42.93m2/2F, 25.59m2/3F, 5.12m2/PHF)
Design Period : October 2015 – February 2018
Construction Period : February 2018 – September 2018
Structural Engineer : Masaki Structure Laboratory (Kenta Masaki)
Lighting design : SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE
Exterior Finish : Galvalume
Floor : Walnut Flooring and tile Flooring
Wall : Emulsion Paint
Ceiling : Emulsion Paint