Tadao Ando, Kidosaki House, Tokyo, Japan, 1986
Tadao Ando, Kidosaki House, Tokyo, Japan, 1986 (View from google)
This spacious house was built as a home for three families: a newlywed couple and both sets of parents. The house thus consists of three seperate homes; one on each floor. It’s located in an exclusive residential area of Setagaya.The main goal of the project was to maintain the independence of each house and each family. The entire project consists of a cube, 12 meters per side, in the center of the plot and a curved wall in front near the entrance.The blind wall of the front facade follows the profile of the street, curving inward to introduce the entrance to the house. A split entry features two staircases, one up to the second floor “home” and the second down below wtreet level to a garden, through which access to the other two floors is obtained. This interior courtyard helps to maintain the independence of each living space. Reinforced concrete without ornamentation.
Alexandra Niedermayr, Alexandre Maurel, Martin Charachon, Sonja Schneider (March 2017)