The Housing design that draws on the subtleties of human relationships designed by kimizuka architects is located in Tokyo, Japan. Recreating a community by obscuring the definition of ‘house’: Azamino SoHo in Yokohama (2011), a family house and work space, aims to re-think the notion of a house as part of the community, rather than as a closed box which is separate from society. While this house has no fully equipped kids’ rooms, the common areas for the family and work space are perfectly secured and connected with each other. This programme is expected to influence the relationship between parents and kids, family and society, and even individuals in the community.
Raising meaning in a shared void: Light Well House in Tokyo (2008) is designed for a family with their grandmother. The ways in which different generations living together can find a common value in their house will become one of the key issues in the imminent future, with the phenomenon of an ageing population and the long recession that Japan faces.