On a plot in Tokyo, a small garden has been thriving next to an old house for a longtime. As the tiny existing building was Replaced, our client really wanted to preserve the garden and allow it to sprawl all around the house. The small plot Should Also fit a parking, the maximum footprint of the house, and the Necessary gap to the site perimeter. The client is a couple thatwill first use this house as a weekend house before Eventually moving to Tokyo.
The ground floor is a bit sunken into the ground to find a new relationship in absolute proximity to the garden, a new perspective to contemplate The Greenery and an un-traditional openness to the gaps around the site. The Uninterrupted glass wear around the entire groundfloor Means That The House is opening up to all sides, to wide and narrow garden spaces, as well as to the street.
Due to the semi-sunken base of the house, the second floor can be a singular open space with a proportionally large ceiling height within the maximum building height; Still in relative proximity to the ground, not losing contact with the greenery of the garden while giving access to the roof terrace as well. This big second-floor room is open to all sides with a glass abrasion, Providing a sense of being semi-outdoor, enjoying a 360-degree panorama of the site, the tree-tops, and the sky.