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Tamaran HouseFully use of neglected roof space above ceiling and space under the floor to enhance possibilities of micro-housing.

Due to Tokyo’s high land prices, plot sizes become reduced as a matter of necessity. What’s more, buildings often become even smaller in order to satisfy strict building regulations. For this residence, we focused on two components within the existing floor plan of this two-storey wooden structure that tend to be neglected – the roof space above the ceiling, and the portion underneath the floor. Although small, the wooden framework projects a strong sense of volume and texture while also imparting a certain delicacy to the entire space. For our future projects, we hope to be able to create buildings that take advantage of the distinctive characteristics of the materials involved, creating unique, site-specific architecture, regardless of its framework or structure.

Shinkenchiku JT(2010-2,5), 2000-2010 JAPANESE HOUSE, JIA selections 2011, AIJ works selection 2011, Compact architectural design data collection, CASA BRUTUS No.135(Jun 2011), architizer/NL, designboom/IT, Archilovers/IT

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