Photography by Takumi Ota
Located in Ota-ku, a southwestern region of Tokyo is an old noodle factory that Toru Kashihara Architects has transformed into a warm family home. The noodle factory was previously run by the tenants’ parents and remnants of the factory still stand on the ground floor, however, the upstairs residence is now a modern family home filled with sun, warm wood textures and two floating floors added for extra space.
To complete the black ceiling house project the Toru Kashihara Architect team collaborated with designer Tomoya Watanabe.
The home features high ceilings providing plenty of room for the steep spiral staircase that leads to a multipurpose living area. The high windows of the house let in generous amounts of sunlight and natural air into the living space where two floating floors called hanging gardens are situated for additional leisure space for the family. Take a look at an image tour of the black ceiling house below.