SATOH Hirotaka Architects
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The smallest house
Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo

| DATA

Design: SATOH Hirotaka Kazuo Otsubo
Site: Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Structure: Reinforced concrete
Use: Housing
Site area: 37.71㎡
Building area: 25.83㎡
Total floor area: 122.59㎡
Completion: 2006.03
Construction: sobi
Photograph: Hiroyuki Hirai
SATOH Hirotaka

| CONCEPT

The house is 37.7 m2 in area, 7.8 tsubo in building area, and a small building with 5 stories above ground where the word "small house" is appropriate. The living room is stacked on the east side where the front road is located, and the staircase room and elevator are arranged on the west side.
The staircase was made of glass so that the space could be felt as much as possible in a limited area, so that the view from the east side to the west side facing the road was lost. The counter of the sink is also suspended in the air to ensure visual spread.
The building has been stripped of elements as much as possible, the layout has been kept as compact as possible, and the finish has been left bare. The kitchen is also minimal. Useless elements have been eliminated to the utmost. The presence of the stairs is raised in a glass-covered space that does not obstruct the view.