Platinum 2019 / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Kitadori (ES0607)

  • Company/Firm
    Saad / Sudo Associates, Architecture And Design
  • Firm Size
    Small
  • Firm City
    Tokyo
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Kitadori is a three-storey house that forms part of the prestigious Escarpment housing estate. Kita means ‘north’ and dori means ‘bird’ in Japanese. The house was christened as such by the owner to personify a bird adapting seamlessly into the natural landscape in this northern region of Japan. Kitadori’s parti reads as two longitudinal volumes stacked nonchalantly like Lego blocks on the stepped earth. The two-storey top block is angled almost perpendicularly to the base, resulting in a generous outdoor balcony on the latter’s roof.

Photo Credit: Saad / Sudo Associates, Architecture And Design