Spacespace designed this long tall house of five floors that occupies a narrow plot in Tokyo, Japan.
The two basement floors are build in concrete to resist soil pressure, while the three upper floors are made of wood for lightness and economy. The first floor has a bedroom, bathroom and parking. The second floor has a terrace, living room, dining room and kitchen.
The house includes two buildings, one is like a long row house and the other one is like a tall tower. The south and north facades have a large translucent window and a aluminium wall which slide “up and down” manually by counter weigh mechanics.
Photos by Koichi Torimura