Mount Fuji Architects Studio, Shigeo Ogawa · Near House

The site is located in a dense residential area in Tokyo where inhabitants are allotted only limited lands. A landowner sold the already limited land to two owners by dividing it. Quite small. Also, irregular in shape. Viewed from above, it looks just like vertically-long flag and pole. Perimeter is long for its size, and the walls and the trees of the houses next-door stands very near. But they don’t give oppressive feeling. Rather, the closeness –the houses look just like they’re cuddling each other- creates some intimacy.