House in Tamatsu, Osaka by Kenji Architectural Studio


A narrow plot in Osaka is home to Kenji Architectural Studio's latest project: House in Tamatsu.

A three-storey home was designed to maximize the natural illumination inside the home, the plan minimizes load bearing walls and pillars to allow daylight to reach the living spaces on the lowest levels from an overhead skylight.

The architects increased the available light by rotating the second floor by 14 degrees, angling a pair of rooms towards a large corner window. The rotation also creates voids above the staircases, which allow light to penetrate from the roof down to the lower levels. The main bedroom and bathroom are located on the ground floor, while the living room and concrete kitchen take up the first floor.