Shared House in Oji | Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Japan 2017Shared House in Oji

Tokyo
Residential | Interior
Completed
278
2F

We renovated a wooden house and garden built in Tokyo before World War II, transforming it into a shared residence for international students.
While preserving the exterior and structure, we redesigned the house to accommodate up to eight people by installing partitions, shoji screens, and lighting. Using washi throughout the house proved an effective way to gently connect all the rooms and spaces.

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