Whether it’s a big city like Tokyo or a small town in Japanese countryside, narrow streets and alleys called “roji (路地)” are where we find comfort after a long day at work. This house was named after these alleys for its corridors arranged within.

 

 

 

 

 

via Airscape Architects Studio (Photo © Noriyuki Yano)
 
Who: Tsuyoshi Ando
What: Single family residence
Where: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
When: December 2008
How: Two-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 1,508 square feet
Construction Area: 771 square feet
Total Floor Area: 1,421 square feet