is a house located in the new town suburb of Tokyo. Surrounded by commercialized dwellings, an attempt is proactively made to include architectural elements that we often see in this area instead of neglecting the conventional landscape; a typical house-form, a chimney, drains, ornamental wrought iron fences and a square divided into 4 windows. Since the principles that integrate these elements are extraordinary, ambivalence arises as the house gives both a homogenized and discordant look to the surrounding environment. 6.2m x 9.2m and 4.3m in height, the living room, which is the largest space in this house, is embedded in the basement. Hence, this steel concrete space becomes the platform of the house. Private rooms are mounted on top, as contrastive small-scaled cabins.

Photo: Daici Ano