This is a house composed of three trays. There is a small green urban square in front of the house. Three trays are pulled out and they look like a stair being continuous with the green park. The three edges of the trays have1.2 meter high walls, which are just high enough to keep privacy and 360 degree view to the urban context. There are only glass sliding doors dividing between inside and outside. The atmospheric division line is not the primary element of the architecture but subsidiary. There are only six columns on the ground floor and four on the upper level as if the three trays are flying in the air. (Tezuka Architects)
location of site: Kodaira-shi, Tokyo
project: Tezuka Architects, OHNO JAPAN Co., Ltd
principal designer: TAKAHARU+YUI TEZUKA/ Tezuka Architects, Hirofumi Ohno/ OHNO JAPAN Co., Ltd
design team: Masafumi Harada, Yumi Saito/ Tezuka Architects
contractor: Maekawa construction inc.
lighting designer: Masahide Kakudate/Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates,Inc.
landscape designer: Masako Yamazaki, Hiromi Iwao/GA yamazaki inc.
site area: 230.36m2
total floor area: 142.92m2
foot print: 81.55m2
cost of construction: undisclosed
year of completion: 2012