On the blog we are used to show interesting projects dubbed Japanese microarchitecture. Today we bring a project something different from those seen before, and that he seeks the depth to carry the legal limit building height. Also runs from the typical Japanese house where the roughness of concrete materials is the star offering more pleasing to the eye and touch. So Lucky Drops, a house on the outskirts of Tokyo. It is a project of Atelier Tekuto and Masahiro Ikeda.
The house occupies a small plot of 22 square meters attached to a building in mid-twentieth century. The house has three floors, one of them buried. At the southern end, overlooking the street the house is three meters wide, and in the back falls to a meter. Yet the creative interpretation of the current urban policy is what has made it possible to build on the site. The requirement to provide at least two feet below ground Digging was saved (to a depth of one meter.) The use of retaining walls consist of steel plates from eight millimeters thick reinforced concrete instead created an additional space of half a meter usable.
Twenty steel arches supporting a coating created from fiberglass panels of thirty millimeters thick, which includes an insulating layer of fiber, the highest Gothic arch, six meters frames the entrance. From the small lobby can see the spaces. This entry also gives access to the upper floor that houses a room and a storage area that is lost as it moves. Despite not having glass inside get enough natural light, softened by the white appearance of the fiberglass.