The Megurohoncho House by Torafu Architects

View all 15 Photos

Once brimming with supplies, desks, cabinets and other components of office life, the Megurohoncho home is kept away on the second and third floors of a 40-year old reinforced structure in Tokyo, Japan. Torafu Architects revamped the building’s outer appearance and the living quarters above the first floor. The well-lit living space on the third floor soars over the surrounding homes while the second floor provides a space for privacy and intimacy. In the center of the top level, a hole and a large piece of furniture with built in stairs was put directly below it to increase the fluidity of the building. A sense of space and personality interlaces together throughout the interior due to the slightly off-center furniture loosely dabbled around the home. The long bay windows serve as a desk on the second floor while the renovated veranda on the third floor leads to the entrance. All these elements create an atmosphere for unity and reprise to coexist within the remaining remnants of the original structure.

Via

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • House Inside a Ruin

    A modern home built inside the envelope of an old brick farmhouse. Located in a…

  • Church of Beatified Restituta

    A spectacular modern church designed with poetic details full of meaning. Architect Marek Jan Štěpán…

  • Casa R

    A minimalist concrete house nestled in a rocky landscape on the island of Corsica. Located…

  • House in Algaida

    An agricultural shed transformed and expanded into a house with a two-story studio. Nestled in…

  • Castaños House

    A concrete and glass house designed with open spaces and an interior courtyard. Located a…

  • Lahao Stone Houses

    The revitalization of a rural area with respectfully designed guest rooms that blend into the…

  • Dutchess County Farmhouse

    A 200-year-old farmhouse tastefully renovated into a modern home. Located on a pastoral property in…

  • Camp Adventure

    A treetop walkway and observation tower nestled in a protected forest in Denmark. Located about…

  • The Kabinka Prefab Cabin

    A compact prefab cabin designed with a DIY-friendly installation method that requires only basic tools….

Take me there

  • Nobis Hotel Copenhagen

    Classic and modern styles come together in this high-end hotel’s sophisticated design. Designed by architect…

loader