2017 Area: 77 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Keisuke Kiri House in Nishi-eifuku / KIRI Architects House in Nishi-eifuku / KIRI ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Nishi-eifuku / KIRI Architects Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Grohe, Sanwa Company Architects: KIRI Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Anna Nagai+ 12Curated by Hana Abdel Share Japan BEANS Limited Year: CopyHouses, Renovation•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941779/house-in-nishi-eifuku-kiri-architects Clipboard Houses Lead Architects: ArchDaily “COPY” Contractor: Translator:Hideto ChijiwaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Anna NagaiRecommended ProductsBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. House renovation project within a residential district in Tokyo.As the ground-floor of the 2-storey two-family house remains occupied by Client mother’s residence, the scope of renovation was limited to the upper floor. The project manifests as a result of a simple approach of repetitive piercing of the existing building.Save this picture!© Anna NagaiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Anna NagaiParting from its previous 3-bedroom apartment densely subdivided layout, by piercing the building – various openings of diverse proportion allow the space to be loosely connected as one.At certain places, vista of the street opens up past the entire the living quarter, while other places become sheltered by fragments of walls. Constant reassessment of depth can be felt as one moves through the space.Save this picture!© Anna NagaiBy removing the old ceiling and addition of a new skylight, stream of natural light reveals the new spatial framework of the walls.South-facing wall is completely replaced by timber-framed glass façade pushed out to the line of eaves – allowing natural light deep into the living space and creating an almost exterior-like engawa space by the window.Save this picture!© Anna NagaiNatural light here is a medium to further illuminate the chiaroscuro of various spatial depth created by the repetitive piercing of the building. Although connected, the informal familiarity of division is made possible within the complex layering of depth – a play to which we can imagine a scenery of the contemporary Save this picture!© Anna NagaiProject gallerySee allShow lessWater Conservancy Center / DnASelected ProjectsObservatory / Machado CostaSelected Projects Share Photographs: Anna Nagai Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941779/house-in-nishi-eifuku-kiri-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeKIRI ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOn FacebookJapanPublished on June 18, 2020Cite: “House in Nishi-eifuku / KIRI Architects” 17 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.