• Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
  • Company/Firm
    APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd.
  • Lead Designer
    Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Const. Company
    Kobo Co., Ltd.
  • Photographer Credit
    Masao Nishikawa
  • Location
    Shibuya ward Tokyo
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A massive concrete and glass exterior defines this house in a downtown residential neighborhood. The client, who runs a company that uses flowers and greenery to design lifestyles, wanted to incorporate that concept into a residence that rethinks the home as both private and open to the public sphere.

The entrance, located next to a two-car piloti garage, leads to a weight-training gym. On the second floor, in addition to private spaces such as the bathroom, children’s room, and master bedroom, a library utilizes open space around the stairs as an area for family interaction. A family room occupies the third floor, with a deep covered balcony overlooking the street. One-way glass preserves privacy within this comfortable intermediary space filled with outdoor furniture and potted olive trees.