A ‘multifacade’ house designed by Ken’ichi Otani is built in a dense residential area in Setagaya, Tokyo. Despite its small size, the complex shape of the house creates dead angles in the inside, which give depth to the open floor design on each level of this three story house.

Who: Ken’ichi Otani Architects   What: Single family residence   Where: Matsubara (Setagaya-ku), Tokyo   When: 2007 (completion)   How: Three-story wood frame construction   Photographer: Koichi Torimura

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor


Photos © Koichi Torimura