PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationTokyo, Japan
CompanyAPOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd.
Lead ArchitectSatoshi Kurosaki

This house in a quiet residential neighborhood of central Tokyo was built for a couple who had long lived on the property but wanted to rebuild as they entered a new phase of life after their three children left home. The simple exterior design comprised of two massive volumes piled on top of each other takes advantage of the corner lot, with a façade of exposed concrete imprinted with cedar formwork. Outward-facing windows are limited to horizontal slits to preserve privacy and increase security.