Needing to transform a home that was originally built in the 1970's to comfortably accommodate four generations of the same family, Tokyo-based Tomomi Kito Architect and Associates remodeled a two-story timber structure into an open-planned space.
The Japanese studio was required to cater to the varying daily routines of each member of the family, while still providing space for everyone to connect. The team reconfigured the interior layout to create a series of private rooms, as well as large family spaces on every level of the home. Aiming to improve the general quality of spaces, the home features as much natural lighting and ventilation as possible.
By overhauling communal and private spaces and removing a number of redundant columns, Tomomi Kito designed a home that brings a large family together while offering ample individual spaces.
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