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Driven by Enthusiasm (KRE House)

Photo © Koichi Torimura
A client says “I want a 9 car garage and be able to enjoy viewing one of them in the living room.” These may not be typical amenities for a house in a super posh neighborhood in the US, but it is feasible. “Oh, and the living room needs a tall tree.”

Given only a little more than 2000 square feet of land, what will an architect do in the most populous part of Tokyo when his enthusiastic client makes such requests? This was the case with Takuya Tsuchida whose unique design for a house in Fukushima Prefecture was shown here in January.

Due to the unique structural design and floor layout, it wasn’t easy for them to acquire a building permit for this house, but in the end the enthusiasms of both the client and architect prevailed Continue Reading

Lazy Friday ~ Links

Who: Shigeyuki & Kumi Terasaka
What: Single family residence
Where: Adachi-ku, Tokyo
When: September 2005
How: Three-story steel frame construction
Site Area: 448 square feet (41.63㎡)
Construction Area: 281 square feet (26.07㎡)
Total Floor Area: 819 square feet (76.09㎡)

Who: Tetsuya Fukuda & Chikako Muraoka
What: Single family residence
Where: Kainan City, Wakayama Prefecture
When: June 2006
How: Two-story (w/basement) steel frame construction
Site Area: 1,464 square feet (136.01㎡)
Construction Area: 725 square feet (67.35㎡)
Total Floor Area: 1,292 square feet (120.06㎡)
Photographer: Yoshiharu Matsumura

Who: Shizuo Yamamoto
Where: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
When: 2009
How: Two-story wood frame construction
Photographer: Hiroshi Ueda