Built in the residential area of ​​Tokyo, ‘Transustainable House’ aims to respond to the 4 features of urban housing.

1)’Small building site’ – Extension of perceptional spaces beyond the limit
2) ‘Diverse style of living’ – Composition of spaces that allow arrangements
3) ‘Endlessly updating townscape’ – Surface that engraves the microclimate
4) ‘Artificial thermal environment’ – Diverse thermal environment that offer choices

The interior responds to the transitions of the residents’ lifestyles, while the exterior responds to the transitions surrounding the site. This house is not brought to perfection in the moments of the completion, but targets to enrich the quality of the environment by being intimate with the long lapse of time. This project shows a new solution for sustainable architecture that metamorphoses its existence over the time.

Data Sheet
  • Architect
    SUGAWARADAISUKE (Daisuke Sugawara, Noriyuki Ueakasaka, Hiroshi Narahara)
  • Support Architect
    Yuko Hiura, Chihiro Kotaka, Masayuki Harada
  • Structural Design
    RGB Structure (Masayuki Takada)
  • Lighting
    Toh Design (Aki Hayakawa)
  • Planting
    GA Yamazaki
  • Plasterer
  • Constructor
    Soh Kenchiku
  • Photo
    Jérémie Souteyrat
  • Location
    Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Design Period
    Apr. 2012 – Apr. 2013
  • Construction Period
    May. 2013 – Feb. 2014
Prize & Media

2018Multi-Unit Housing in Urban Cities (Routledge) / UK

2017Selected / JIA Excellence Architectural Award 2017 (100 selection) (JIA) / JAPAN

2017Detail 2017 10 (Magazine) / JAPAN

2017受賞 / 43th Tokyo Architecture Award (Tokyo Association of Architectural Firm) / JAPAN


2017Selected / Selected Architectural Designs of the Architectural Institute of Japan 2017 (AIJ) / JAPAN

2016HOMEPIX (Web Magazine) / CZECH

2016HouseNote (Web Magazine) / JAPAN

2015MORE WITH LESS (Web Magazine) / SPAIN

2015Jutaku: Japanese Houses (PHAIDON) / UK

2015Yasuako Wondersky media Ltd. (TV tvb) / HONGKONG

2015100% LIFE (web magazine) / JAPAN

2015Japanese Contemporary Houses – Small anthology of floating spaces (LetteraVentidue Edizioni) / ITALY

2015japan – architects (web magazine) / JAPAN

2015Fashion Magazine Mrs

2015_ 02 (Bunkashyupankyoku) / JAPAN

2014Watanabe Atsushi no Tatemonotanbo (TV Asahi) / JAPAN

2014Design for Asia Award 2014 Silver Prize (Hong Kong Design Center) / HONGKONG

2014Arqa / ARGENTINA

2014dannetsujyutaku.com / JAPAN

2014Feel Desain / ITALY

2014gooood / CHINA

2014Novinky / CZECH REPUBLIC

2014Archello / NETHERLANDS

2014Chofu FM radio) / JAPAN

2014Jyutakutokusyu_2014_ 08 (Shinkenchikusha) / JAPAN

2014sankaijian / CHINA

2014kenplatz / JAPAN

2014Design boom (web magazine) / UK

2014dezeen (web magazine) / UK

2014Archdaily (web magazine) / CHILE

2014Phaidon atlas (web magazine) / UK

2014Archilovers (web magazine) / ITALY

2014AECCafe (web magazine) / USA

2014BauNetz / GERMANY


2014europaconcorsi / ITALY

2014All About / JAPAN