Architect: 芦沢啓治建築設計事務所 
Project architect: 芦沢啓治/中村俊哉 
Structural engineer:ASD 田畠隆志 

photo: Takumi Ota



Architect : Keiji Ashizawa Design 
Project architect: Keiji Ashizawa / Toshiya Nakamura 
Structural engineer:ASD Ryuji Tabata 

Photo: Takumi Ota

The site is located in Inagi, Tokyo. This area is famous for its production of Japanese pears, and the site is surrounded by plenty of trees.
The house is designed for a couple and a child. The client’s request was quite simple, so we could focus on making the most of the site context.
The building is arranged in the east and west direction with being backed by the north border.
The big opening is designed in south and it makes the interior open with bringing plenty of light.
In second floor, the continuous terrace creates a flow of movement and prevents daylight from entering spaces in the first floor directly. It also has a role of connecting the garden with the house.
In floor planning, the difference in surrounding ground level is considered as a part of interior, and the concrete sheathing continues from the car park to the entrance. This feature would make the simple plan enriched with connecting the inside with the outside.
The unique arrangements of structure of modern wooden house is exposed and it becomes a relative component of steel stairs, steel bookshelf and steel wood‐burning stove.
It is expected that the above careful design of detail and the relationship of inside and outside would create a comfortable living space with having a moderate feeling of tension.