At the time of construction, the street that this lot sits on was only about two meters wide, and the street leading there was narrow as well, making transportation of construction materials difficult. Because the street had a lived-in feeling from the neighboring houses, we envisioned it as an extended approach to the house we were building. We wanted to create a smooth flow from the street to a path on the property to hallways inside the house.
In our design, the road connects to a path running through the center of the lot, with buildings on either side. Eaves cover the path, blurring the boundary between exterior and interior. The living/dining/kitchen area and bath is on the first floor, with bedrooms on the second floor. A passage cuts across the house, offering glimpses of neighboring properties and creating a sense of connection with the community.