Togo House by Tomoaki Uno Architects is a house built in Japan on a tight budget. The architect used the Japanese traditional method of building, Itakura, as it holds up well in unexpected conditions and takes into account beauty.
The size of the building was determined by the inclusion of one parking space on its limited site. The challenge of the project was to consider budget and site conditions while still creating enough space for three families to live. The architect built a loft to allow for a children’s playroom. Windows were minimized for security and for the privacy of the families.
DATE: 2015 / LOCATION: Nagoya, Aichi Pref, Japan / PROGRAM: House / STATUS: Built / BUILT AREA: 51.84 m2 / LEAD ARCHITECT: Tomoaki Uno / PHOTOS: Tomoaki Uno / TEXT: Tomoaki Uno Architects, Edited by NESS