Due to the proximity of the home to its neighbors, the architects took advantage of the alley garden concept in which vegetation was used to provide privacy to the residents. Trees and plants serve as visual obstructions from the neighboring homes, and provide beauty otherwise seen in internal courtyards. As the result, the home is able to utilize larger glazings to allow for more abundant natural light to enter during the day. Double-heigh ceilings further promote overall flow of air and light throughout the interior.
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Photography by Takumi Ota