Minatokitamachi house




This residence locates on the corner of the castle town of Wakayama Castle. There is a yard on the first floor where the neighbors can pass through. The border between the residence and the public space reduces as much as possible so that it provides more openly. We propose a new way of how to make relationships with a house and a town.


The living space consists only on the second floor without the entrance. Four openings have a role as the entrance, where it exists on the second floor. Then, you can access the inside from any doors wherever you want. It is like the school building that can access each classroom from the schoolyard. Some secret chambers and some passages equipped in the children’s room, and it provides some thrilling tricks as if they adventure into the secret base using a ladder.