IWM house

Location: Osaka
Architects: UAo
Project Leader: Mari Ito , Yuki Tarumi
General constructors: K I S Construction
Photographer:Tomoki Hahakura

Site area: 108m2
Building area: 52m2
Total floor area: 154m2
Structure: RC frame; 3 stories
Principal use: private residence

The house occupies an intriguing long and it is only 4.5m wide with a tiny area site in Osaka Japan.
The ground level space which overlooks the street's activity.
rising to the first floor, a kitchen, dining and living area may access an open-air patio which is partially enclosed with an exterior wall, strategically screens unwanted views from adjacent structures and offers dwellers direct sunlight and framed outward views of details and elevations of neighboring buildings through openings of varied heights, sizes and directions. outdoor terraces continue to stack overhead, culminating with an uncovered ceiling plane and the sky.