Villa Corte, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan, 1986-1988
Yoshihiko Ilda

GA Houses
A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo


This building consists of living areas for the owner and three rental units to achieve greater efficiency of land use and to make it possible to rise the actual house from the ground by placing it above the rental units. The architect has tried to design for the owner a new city, a city of illusion seperated from the real city. A piece of the interior can be seen on the right photograph. The windows are placed near the floor which gives a very unnatural situation. It seems like the world is upside down because daylight enters the room from below. No artificial light is placed to undo the strange distribution of light in the room.