KIBA Tokyo Residence

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Small Architecture
  • Company/Firm
    SAKAE Architects & Engineers
  • Lead Designer
    Eisuke Yamazaki
  • Design Team
    Toshio Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Sakaguchi, Hiroshi Takeda, Koichi Nagashima
  • Architect
    SAKAE Architects & Engineers
  • Const. Company
    Kaneko Komuten
  • Photo Credit
    Koji Fujii / Yuichi Higurashi
  • Location
    Kiba, Tokyo, Japan
  • Client
    Private client
  • Project Date
  • Project Link

The project is to rebuild a residential building at a small site in *KIBA Tokyo Japan. For adaptation of the various lifestyles and improving the added value of the building, we designed multiple spaces by using exceptional cases of maisonnette style housing to the building standard law. At the same time, we attempted to put the building in harmony with the specific and historic site of KIBA which was known for lumber dealings.
We designed three different types of housings, namely a residence for one person, a couple, and a family with children in a single building. Even though the size of the building is small, the different types of housings are being together, therefore constructed the fine community of a residence in a city.
The façade of the building consists of two elements. A design of the grid windows and sashes comes from the Japanese traditional latticework. The wooden louver reminds us of the original landscape of KIBA which was the lumber leaned against the entrance of a lumber retail shop vertically.
We try to make new values and new lifestyles by the inside, and to show historical and cultural heritage by the outside.
*KIBA: "KI" means wood, and "BA" means town.

Nihon University B.Arch.(JPN)
Nihon University M.Arch.(JPN)
Pratt Institute M.Arch.(NYC USA)
MHS Planners, Architects & Engineers Ltd.(JPN)
SAKAE Architects & Engineers (JPN)

Other prizes
2022 >A' Design Award & Competition 2021-2022: Winner >The ICONIC AWARDS 2022: Winner (2-category) >The GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards 2022?: Gold Winner (3-category) + Winner >LOOP Design Awards 2022: Winner (2-category) >International Architecture & Design Awards 2022: Winner (4-category) >Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2022?: Gold Winner >Global Future Design Awards 2022?: Gold Winner >Rethinking The Future Awards 2022: Third Award 2021 >World Architecture Community Awards 39th Cycle 2021?: Winner >International Residential Architecture Awards 2021?: Winner >Architect of the Year Awards 2021?: Winner >Architecture MasterPrize 2021: Honorable Mention (2-category) >International Design Awards 2021?: Honorable Mention (2-category) >Global Architecture & Design Awards 2021: Second Award >World Design Awards 2021: Runner-Up