S Residence: A Modern House with Two Contrasting Faces

S Residence 3

Completed in 2011 by Shinichi Ogawa and Associates, S Residence is a residential project of a modern house located in Japan. This house sits within a calm residential area in Tokyo, showing two contrasting faces.


S Residence 1

S Residence 2

S Residence 3

There are two contrasting faces in this house: a closed house with a courtyard and an outward-looking, open glasshouse above.

On the principal facade, there is a tall wall of frosted glass. This wall brings warm sunlight into the entrance hall that can be accessed via the LDK room.



S Residence 4

S Residence 5

S Residence 6

The LDK bounds the large courtyard on the north. On the opposite side, there is a master bedroom and a children’s room. There is a small courtyard that interrupts someone’s eyes while being in the bathroom or toilets.

The cubic courtyard is closed totally toward the neighborhood. It also connects the sized rooms indirectly so a sense of togetherness and a spacious living environment with a comfortable feeling can be created at the same time.

This house also has a 3rd-floor glazed penthouse and a rooftop terrace. Both of them are opened towards the surrounding city perfectly.


S Residence Gallery

Images Source: Shinichi Ogawa and Associates

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