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Slice of the City by Alphaville Architects
Alexander Zaxarov
May 15, 2020

A deep slice through the body of this house by Japanese studio Alphaville reveals a trio of staircases that angle up between different rooms.

Slice of the City is a project of a family house in Nishinomiya, a city located between Osaka and Kobe. The site is situated in a residential neighborhood with typical block layout. According to the local construction policy, there needs to be a fifty-centimeter setback from the site boundary, which allows a one-meter narrow gap between the houses. Normally, each household will have the windows facing the public roads with the curtains shut to keep its privacy. Therefore, openings as such are not providing the occupants with much light, ventilation or views.

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Alexander Zaxarov
May 15, 2020

A deep slice through the body of this house by Japanese studio Alphaville reveals a trio of staircases that angle up between different rooms.

Slice of the City is a project of a family house in Nishinomiya, a city located between Osaka and Kobe. The site is situated in a residential neighborhood with typical block layout. According to the local construction policy, there needs to be a fifty-centimeter setback from the site boundary, which allows a one-meter narrow gap between the houses. Normally, each household will have the windows facing the public roads with the curtains shut to keep its privacy. Therefore, openings as such are not providing the occupants with much light, ventilation or views.

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