"Tokyo Garden and House": An infill between two larger buildings, this 5-story townhouse lets light into the 4 meter-wide site by employing glass walls throughout. Gardens (and curtains) for each room help screen the homeowners from the neighbors, while also providing green relief to an otherwise sterile commercial street. | Design: Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA (2013) Photo: Iwan Baan Ryue Nishizawa, Houses Gardens, Gardens Houses, Tokyo Japan, Glasses Wall, Home Architecture, Awesome Home, Gardens Building, Wall Gardens
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This Tokyo five-storey townhouse by Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa is fronted by a stack of gardens. Located in a dense commercial district, the building provides a combined home and workplace for two writers. The site was just four metres wide, so Nishizawa designed a building that has only glass walls to avoid narrowing the interior spaces even further.
The Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa designed this “Garden & House” in Tokyo on a very small lot of just 8 x 4 m. It doesn’t really have a facade or walls: vases, planters, concrete benches, plexiglass railings, full-height windows and curtains form the boundary between inside and outside.