May 30, 2016 / Architecture
New Kyoto Town House 2 by Alphaville

New Kyoto Town House 2 is a minimal town house located in Kyoto, Japan, designed by Alphaville. The current wooden house system based on bearing wall calculation hardly fits in with the ‘eel’s bed’ or the elongated housing lots typical of Kyoto, an old capital of Japan. While the width of lots has been compartmentalized to provide minimal daylight, ventilation, and access over a long period of time, the only option today of opening up the frontage is either using a steel structure or a specialized wooden frame structure.