2009 – Yutoku Soba – Issho Architects

Located in central Tokyo, right around the corner from the major thoroughfare Meguro Street, is a ‘soba’ noodle shop, the owner’s residence situated above. The building has Machiya-style wooden louvers, invoking a traditional Japanese townhouse, but the depth of each louver is varied sequentially across the face. Regionally different patterns of light spill through the façade from the interior, allowing a gradual change of character at dawn, especially as viewed from the main street.

Name: Yutoku Soba│Type: Commercial│Architect: Issho Architects│Completed: 2009


2007 – Fudomae apartment – Issho Architects

The Fudomae apartment’s design makes the most of a limited volume while creating a comfortable urban living space. Each 18 m2 unit fits a living room, kitchen, bathroom and storage. The tight arrangement is transformed into a design expression, particularly through the location and shape of the window, which designates the placement of the bed and other furniture. The window’s angle and height corresponds to both the interior of the room and the scenery outside, linking the Japanese single lifestyle and the natural environment next to Rinshi No Mori Park.

Name: Fudomae apartment│Type: Residential│Architect: Issho Architects│Completed: 2007