The Architect was Masahiro Kinoshita / KINO architects. It was located in Tokyo, Japan. It was built for private residence. The Structure was wooden, partly reinforced concrete. The Scale of building was 1basement and 3 stories. The Site area was 49.65 m². The Building area was 31.12 m². The Total floor area was 103.88 m². It was completed on 2010.05.
Tokyo was defined as the undulating land, and “Town planning and zoning regulations” have a large influence on construction. This modern house was located on a site where the features of these two geographical maps come together successfully.
The southern part of the site was a “commerce” zone whist the northern part was a “1st priority residential” zone. The residential zone continued to the north of the site. Based on the height of buildings, there were two different zones have different regulations. Making the best use of building on the boundary of two zones was proposed to design. The house design had four floors with a large balcony to the north on the top floor. The advantage of the geography to the north on the balcony was giving an outstanding view of the skyscrapers of Shinjuku. Each floor repeated the balcony feature from the top floor; with outside balcony space, the internal space was enhanced.
Many balconies were used to produce an urban garden due to difficulty of providing a garden and not including in the calculation of building volume. Two additional roles of the balconies were to communicate with the surroundings and to obstruct a direct view from the road. The inside and outside were connected from the balconies.
This unique house in Tokyo with balconies on each level was completed by KINO Architects of Japan. It was called The Tokyo Balconies house. To comply with the height regulations of two zoning areas, as the north was in a residential zone and the south side was in a commercial zone, the Japanese house was designed. There was a large balcony on the top floor to the north, overlooking the skyline of Shinjuku. Photographs were by Daici Ano.
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