Video: House in Minami-azabu

Building in tight spaces within Japan’s planning constraints drives Japanese architects to find pragmatic solutions. Case in point: this new residence by Hitoshi Wakamatsu is built up to the threshold of this Tokyo neighborhood’s legal restrictions. The faceted concrete polyhedron is hewn to conform to the imaginary 3D planes that project up from the street to define the height limit of development. Our team recently explored this rock-like home.