Tent House

A house with many tents hanging over.
Tents create comfortable space by windows, shutting down rains but letting soft light through.

total floor area:102.72m
2
constructor:Takasho
completion:2013.8
Box House on a Cliff

a simple box house in a residential area looking down a valley.

total floor area:99.46m
2
constructor:Kikuhara
completion:2012.6
Horizon House facing the Pacific Ocean

house with a roof cantilevered from the back wall.
There is no column on the ocean side.

total floor area:79.11m
2
constructor:Aziro Koumuten
completion:2013.1
Raised Floor House

The ground floor is raised about 1.8m from ground.
The slight height difference brings privacy and comfort in the dense residential area.

total floor area:103m
2
constructor:Izumi Kikaku
completion:2012.12
Courtyard House in Vegetable Field

a house surrounded by a dusty vegetable field.
The courtyard s acting as a roof-less room to connect all activities in the house.

total floor area:164.16m
2
constructor:Kikuhara
completion:2012.6
Deck House


total floor area:142.92m
2
constructor:Maekawa Kensetsu
completion:2012.3
Deck House on a Hill


total floor area:120.98m
2
constructor:Izumi Kikaku
completion:2012.2
House to Catch the Mountain

A house with a bridge connecting the living room to the passage reaching the top of the small mountain.

total floor area:280.03m
2
completion:2012.2
Step House in a Shopping Street


total floor area:155.71m
2
constructor:Maekawa Kensetsu
completion:2011.3



total floor area:234.15m
2
constructor:Matsumura Gumi
completion:2010.06
Tray House

A tray floating on the top of the hill in a residential area.
The living area is shaped as a gate to look out on to two big cities, Shinjyuku and Yokohama, on both sides of the hill.

total floor area:187.09m
2
constructor:KIKUSHIMA
completion:2010.12
Domino House in Rice Paddy

Double decker floating in a rice paddy. Most part of the building is outside.
Only 85 sqm is enclosed while the deck is 190 sqm.
Designed to hang swings, hammocks, tents in order to enjoy outdoor life.

total floor area:246.42m
2
constructor:NIITSU GUMI
completion:2010.11
Snail House

total floor area:80.89m2
constructor:Izumi Kikaku
completion:2010.5
House of Ship

A house over looking Pacific Ocean, Fuji Mountain, and Kamakura Mountains.
The Living room is rapped around with a ring Balcony as a stern of 17 th
centry battle ship. The barcony is acting as a intermediate space to control
the rain and privacy in order to keep the windows open.

total floor area:117.17m
2
constructor:Kikushima
completion:2010.6
Umbrella House

total floor area:91.36m2
completion:2009.12
Drawer House

total floor area:153.54m2
constructor:Nakayama Koumuten
completion:2009.5
Pitched Roof House

total floor area:105.36m2
constructor:NIITSU GUMI
completion:2009.5
House to Catch the Sea

House inhabited by ascending to the rooftop and gazing
out at the sea.

total floor area:103.08m
2
constructor:TOSHO KENSETSU
completion:2007.12
Atelier in Ushimado

Atelier and house furnished with large eaves.
It looks down on a beautiful bay in Ushimado.
The personality of the minimalist owner has been reflected.

total floor area:151.80m
2
constructor:Fujiki Koumuten
completion:2007
House to Catch the Hill

This is a house with an S-shaped cross-section, built on a long and thin site cutting across a small hill.
The composition absorbs the deep greenery of the hill.

total floor area:128.62m
2
constructor:Senda Koumuten
completion:2007
High Ceiling Town House

This is a townhouse 3m wide and 17 m deep. The living room has a 4.8m high ceiling.
It is a modern townhouse in which every window can be opened for good ventilation.

total floor area:132.94m
2
constructor:Izumi Kikaku
completion:2007
Cloister House

House of a cloister without any column.
The courtyard is defined as the indipendent room yet to be still the extension of internal space.

total floor area:148.33m
2
constructor:Kenrokutochitatemono Corporation
completion:2007
House to Catch the Sunlight

A house contained by a extended canopy.

total floor area:85.94m
2
constructor:Hanami Kensetsu
completion:2007
My Own Sky House

A house with high courtyard walls, framing only the sky.

total floor area:138.32m
2
constructor:Aoki Koumuten
completion:2006
Sandou House

This is a house located 5m from the Inland Sea. The torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine floats out in front of the large opening. The floor has a stepping shape so as to make the sea visible from every space. The big door is closed during typhoons.

total floor area:118.20m
2
constructor:Johane Haus
compleion:2006
Studio to Catch the Sky

House in which light streams down from a ceiling point seven meters high.

total floor area:109.30m
2
constructor:Building and Services HANAMI
completion:2006
Observatory Room House

This is a house in which the floor of the second level is raised to the maximum height allowable, and can be opened up a full 360 degrees. There are absolutely no walls on the second level.

total floor area:92.42m
2
constructor:Isoda
completion:2006
Eaves House

This is a house open in two directions, facing toward a deck that extends in the southwest direction. There is no column in the corner.

total floor area:119.57m
2
constructor:Taisho Construction. co., itd.
completion:2006
Floating Roof House

The house is located at the bottom of a hill.
The floating roof allows the slope to continue through the internal space.

total floor area:283.58m
2
constructor:Kajima Corporation, Hiroshima
completion:2005
Jyubako House

Responding to its dense residential location, this compact house has only a bathroom on its top floor. Meanwhile, the middle level enjoys maximum ceiling heights and light flooding through a large skylight. The ground level fully opens to a small courtyard.

total floor area:136.55m
2
constructor:Maekawa Kensetsu
completion:2004
Shoe Box House

This large floating house is deceptively simple. In fact, the house controls its own environment. All the windows are positioned to allow light and breezes into the dwelling in ways which optimize comfort.

total floor area:157.77m
2
constructor:Maekawa Kensetsu
completion:2004
Big Window House

Located in an urban environment alongside a park, this tiny house accommodates a single function in each room. The large window facing the park opens fully and operates electronically.

total floor area:95.00m
2
constructor:Isoda
completion:2004
Observatory House

Designed to observe frequent fireworks displays on the sea.

total floor area:176.78m
2
constructor:Satohide
completion:2004
Forest House

This cottage floats in the forest, its roof tilted to optimise views of the treetops.

total floor area:80.74m
2
constructor:Kitano
completion:2004
Clipping Corner House

The valley clips the corner off the rectilinear plan of this house.

total floor area:94.71m
2
constructor:Isoda
completion:2004
Five Courtyards House

A house with five courtyards. Each courtyard is characterized with different feature corresponding to a space.

total floor area:220.91m
2
constructor:Sato-hide
completion:2004
Floating house

A house open to the three sides. Upper floor is held with a wall only one side.

total floor area:101.93m
2
constructor:katsura-koumuten
completion:2004
House to Catch the Sky IV

The site is surrounded by other houses on four sides. Privacy is ensured by the depth of the courtyard.

total floor area:103.12m
2
constructor:Isoda
completion:2003
Engawa House

The long and narrow house is placed to be facing the mother's house over the courtyard. The whole house becomes as a porch by opening 16 meters of the glass sliding doors.

total floor area:74.48m
2
constructor:nitadori-koumuten
completion:2003
House to catch the sky III

A simple rectangular box. A core lightly rests in the center. The skylight lies in between the ceilings.

total floor area:89.27m
2
constructor:Misawaya-Kensetsu
completion:2003
Saw Roof House

Stretched on a narrow site, the saw-shaped roof captures the southern light with parallel ceiling apertures.

total floor area:181.2m
2
constructor:Isoda
completion:2002
Skylight House

A north-facing house surrounded by houses on three sides. One-room space with a big skylight along the roofline. The north folding doors open completely.

total floor area:119.98m
2
constructor:Isoda
completion:2003
Canopy House

With a 4m-wide balcony, the spaces extend out into the open, allowing open windows even when there is rain.

total floor area:116.32m
2
constructor:Isoda
completion:2002
Thin Wall House

Situated in a dense residential neighborhood, the thin wall house maximizes interior volume with thin walls and the maximum roof pitch allowed. The structure is composed of only 9 mm steel plates and 100 X 100 mm columns.

total floor area:217.51m
2
constructor:Nichinan-Tekkou
completion:2002
Thin Roof House

The direction of the rafter is turned by 90 degrees in contrast with the typical method. With no beam above the "shoji", light fills the ceiling.

total floor area:44.74m
2
constructor:Isoda
completion:2002
Anthill House

Designed for an animation director, the steps winding along the borders of the site link each story with the director's red, blue, yellow, and green images.

total floor area:156.43m
2
constructor:Fukazawa corporarion
completion:2002
Step House

The house steps down the slope with terraced floors.
Every space opens to the Pacific Ocean.

total floor area:233.44m
2
constructor:Daido Shonan Branch
publication:Shinkenchiku JT 0111
completion:2001
House to Catch the Sky II

A minimal house surrounded by houses in three directions within only one-meter distance. The skylight is only one direction with perfect privacy. The windows, opened toward equally to four sides, are placed at the height as the privacy is kept.

total floor area:74.08m
2
constructor:Tezuka Architects
publication:Shinkenchiku JT 0111,Kenchiku Bunka 0208
completion:2002
House to Catch the Sky I

Once opening the glass sliding doors,
the house a simple box with a huge opening on the ceiling.
There is no boundary between inside and outside.

total floor area:86.58m
2
constructor:Daido Shonan Branch
publication:Shinkenchiku JT 0111,Kenchiku Bunka 0112
completion:2001
Wall-less House

The house supported only with a central core and a pair of extremely thin columns.
There is no wall on the ground floor level and the internal space are extending 360 degree out to the garden.

total floor area?F247.51m
2
constructor:Matsumoto Corporation
publication:Shinkenchiku JT 0111
completion:2001
Balcony House

The all spaces are designed to be balconies cantilevered out 3.6 meters.

total floor area:133.81m
2

constructor:Daido Shonan Branch
publication:Shinkenchiku JT 0111
completion:2001
Roof House

The house with the roof with a table, chairs, a kitchen, a shower and a stove on the top.
Each skylight has a specific owner from the family members and designed to lean a ladder to climb up to the roof.

total floor area:96.89m
2
constructor:Isoda
publication:Shinkenchiku JT 0108,VA 0202,Architecture Review 0110,IN-EX 02 0203
completion:2001
Megaphone House

The Megaphone shape house standing on top of the huge rock with the spectacular view to the Pacific Ocean.
The 6 m X 9 m window is equipped with external blinds, air curtain, 6 railed sliding doors to control the environment.

total floor area:157.18m
2
constructor:Isoda
publication:Shinkenchiku 0103,GA Japan 0103,MONUMENT 0106
completion:2000
Machiya House

The re-understanding of the Japanese courtyard house.
Once opening the sliding doors, the boundary between the inside and the outsides disappears and the courtyard space extends out to the next courtyard to the next.

total floor area:99.05m
2
constructor:Tokyo Tekkin Concrete
publication:Shinkenchiku JT 0011,AUSTRALIAN STYLE 0101
completion:2000
Light Gauge Steel House

Light Gauge Steel House for the site where no crane is accessible.
Each steel members are designed to be carried by hand.

total floor area:139.11m
2
constructor:Kikushima
publication:SD 9812,Shinkenchiku JT 9912
completion:1999
Wood Deck House

Looking down the Natural forest and pacific ocean.
Opening the glass sliding doors of the two sides completely, the space extends out onto the deck cantilevered out 4 meter above the forest.

total floor area:128.45m
2
constructor : Kikushima
publication:Shinkenchiku JT 9911
completion:1999