Life in Spiral House by Hideaki Takayanagi

Life in Spiral is a private residential and office embedded in a very narrow site in the cuntucunjin Minato city.

This three-story house has vertical 3-dimensional spiral shaped exterior, first floor steel sandwich panel structure and RC structure three floors above ground, minimalist interiors.

Architects: Hideaki Takayanagi Architects* and Assoc
Location: Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Photography: Takumi Ota

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Inspiration from architect:

The main concept is “A Spiral Porch in tokyo” -challenging to open (or close) the privacy to urban environment. The “Porch” was essential to traditional Japanese house, therefore it is one of the most nostalgic space for all. Recently in Tokyo, lands for build some architecture are very expensive. And therefore that made us give up to create the “porch”.