Overlapped House

The site of this single-story house for a musician couple – featured in the latest issue of Jutakutokushu –  was previously occupied by three existing houses. Architect Chika Kijima kept one of the houses and renovated it into a studio with sleeping quarters. She constructed another building adjacent to it holding a music studio, bedroom, kitchen and hall. Kijima responded to the clients’ request that the bedrooms be soundproofed by placing the bedroom into the core of the house and surrounding it with storage to acoustically buffer it from late night studio sessions.