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Fireworks House: A Private House for Client’s Mother to See Fireworks through Glass Panels

This private house is designed by Nendo from Japan, located in Japan’s Chichibu region where the residents look forward to the festival of annual December fireworks. Completed in 2015, Fireworks House is built for the client who wants her elderly mother to be able to watch the fireworks from the festival. Part of the roof is replaced with glass panels so it is very easy to see the fireworks from upstairs.

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Stairway House: A Two-Family Home with A “Stairway-Like” Structure and Functional Elements

Located in a quiet residential area of Tokyo, Stairway House sits on a site with other apartment buildings and houses pressing around. This two-family home is designed by Nendo with an architectural volume that pushes to the north and a layout plan to preserve the existing persimmon tree. The “stairway-like” structure connects the house interior to the yard and also bonds one household to another, supported by some functional elements of the house.