built on a plot big enough for a single car, the four-storey house borrows elements of a 'machiya', a traditional wooden communal residence, and is stretched up into a tower to claim as much living space possible.
Gae house, Tokyo 2003 - Atelier Bow-Wow_Lining the roof's perimeter in place of conventional eaves, a wide, continuous band of windows is tilted flat. This reflective surface mediates the narrow gap space along adjacent lots
first-rate Contemporary japanese architecture. City - Image 6 of 18 from gallery of House in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo Architects. Photograph by Ken’ichi Suzuki Source: http://www.archdaily.com/402437/house-in-chayagasaka-tetsuo-kondo-architects/51e2d718e8e44e9f68000087_house-in-chayagasaka-tetsuo-kondo-architects_hic03-jpg/