Osaka based design studio Shogo Iwata designed this contemporary property in 2010. The house is located in Suita, Osaka, Japan.
According to the architects: “Divided between eight levels, the house measures 901 square feet.
“The contemporary Osaka house was built for a couple with one child. This small house has eight levels between entrance in the basement to the roof terrace in order to constitute every space not in concentrated way by big void but reciprocal relation of each space. This arrangement makes the notion of the floor ambiguous and the continuity of space compatible with the hierarchy of space.
“In order to realise this spatial constitution with a small gap we adopted a steel structure. We used a visible steel frame in a 40mmx125mm flat bar that allow us to make each space flow without gravity.”