This house designed by Junichi Sampei is built on a wedge-shaped site at a length of about 60 feet. As shown on the site/floor plan below, walls are built parallel with property lines, and the shape of the site ‘reflects’ onto the unique angled roof.

Who: Junichi Sampei + A.L.X.(ARCHITECT LABEL Xain)  
What: Single family residence (2 adults + a child)  
Where: Myorenji, Yokohama  
When: 2004 (completion)  
How: Three-story reinforced concrete construction  
Site Area: 964 square feet (89.52m²)  
Construction Area: 512 square feet (47.55m²)  
Total Floor Area: 990 square feet (92.00m²)  
Photographer: Toshihide Kajiwara  

Images courtesy of A.L.X.(ARCHITECT LABEL Xain).
Junichi Sampei’s architecture exhibition is on view through January 18, 2009 at Prismic Gallery, a gallery known for showcasing young architects in Japan. The gallery is located in Tokyo’s trendy Minamiaoyama district where you can find many interesting architectures by ‘Starchitects’ around the world. It’s a must visit neighborhood if you are in Tokyo.