D-Apartment (CASA Kojiro) by Spacespace

Situated on the west side of a small station adjacent to a 700-year-old camphor tree, the D-Apartment (CASA Kojiro) is a three-story collective housing designed for a single person.

Architects: Spacespace
Location: Kadoma city, Osaka, Japan
Photography: Koichi Torimura

The very thin courtyard generated by these processes and open-air stairs is a very comfortable space compared to ordinary open-air stairs of collective housing enclosed in neighbor buildings.

Inspiration from architect:

this plan widen to only one side and become corridor like room. Bathroom and bedroom is allocated on the end. This privacy area is hidden by bending the room shape, not getting the walls up.