Sober residence of cement with touches of color
This austere House of cement naked seems to be part of a film in black and white: such is the color, almost uniform gray, which predominates in this neighborhood of Tokyo (Japan). However, successful touches of color (notably without a doubt the Red of the entrance) and the modern conception of the project, carried out by Akira Koyama along with Key Operation Inc. Architects, make the House stand out above the rest with all the strength of their currency.
Flanked by terraced properties on both sides, the design of housing manipulates in vertical and horizontal proportions, for large interior spaces and effective.
The farm on which the residence is situated measuring only 7 x 12 meters. The House is setback limit front, away from the street thanks to a free 1.5-metre-wide stretch. The entrance and the garage are read as part of a front volume with rectangular facade, while the rest of the structure (recessed another two meters) shows sharp angles and an asymmetrical roof Gable, which generates a very dynamic profile. The bare cement finish manages to create a fantastic contrast to the entrance, of flaming red color.
The main common spaces (i.e., the kitchen, the lounge and dining room) are located on the second floor, front extends to which a generous outdoor terrace favoured by the upper part of the entrada-garaje. Inside, the large longitudinal wall shows a series of staggered, platforms that are actually a “gym” for the family cat. To use all the available space efficiently, the route of ascent to the upper floors (equipped with lightweight stairs) also makes the library functions.