Nice stairs. This house in the busy “Shitamachi” (the old downtown district) of Tokyo was built for a couple with a newborn baby. It makes me wonder how they are living in this ‘vertical’ house with a small child.

Who: APOLLO Architects & Associates (Satoshi Kurosaki)   What: Single family residence (2 adults + a child)   Where: Horikiri, Tokyo   When: 2007 (completion)   How: Three-story steel frame construction   Site Area: 515 square feet (47.84m²)   Construction Area: 349 square feet (32.40m²)   Total Floor Area: 919 square feet (85.37m²)   Photographer: Masao Nishikawa

Photos © Masao Nishikawa