SATOH Hirotaka Architects

Dense house
Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


Design: SATOH Hirotaka Jun Nakaya
Site: Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Structure: Reinforced concrete section
Use: Dedicated house
Site area: 78.10m2
Building area: 56.29m2
Total floor area: 278.30m2
Completion: 2007.02
Construction: sobi
Photograph: Hiroyuki Hirai
SATOH Hirotaka


A concrete house with one basement floor and five floors above ground. Despite its simple planar shape, the height and brightness of the ceiling are sharpened, and the structure is three-dimensionally complex like a building block, while maximizing the volume.
The living room on the top floor is a stairwell with a view of the skyscrapers in the center of the city.
The details were concrete from the kitchen to the washbasin.
The road side, which is structurally a non-bearing wall, is made of noncombustible wood.