House in Tamatsu

Japanese firm Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio have completed 'House in Tamatsu', a three storey dwelling for a family of four in an urban district of Osaka, Japan. Once a two level wooden houses bordered by an array of small homes and businesses, this tight, narrow 43.21 square meter plot now sports a taller structure to capture the natural illumination inside the home. The plan minimizes load bearing walls and pillars to allow daylight to reach the living spaces on the lowest levels from an overhead skylight. A delicate stair of open tread steps are formed with box-shaped units secured to the wall.

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