A part of the courtyard is decked with a lawn and the remaining portion with black gravel. The view of the house in white tint against the greenery is luscious. Long glass windows extending from the roof to the floor add to the elegance and allow a clear vision of the outdoor scenery.
The Ravine Project is a three storey duplex residence that has been recently completed by Japanese Studio Apollo Architects and Associates. The contemporary residence is located in the commercial district of Shirokane a district of Minato-ku one of the 23 wards of Tokyo Japan.
The house looks like a floating building due to its construction on an uneven surface. The floor is suspended over the mainland with out a pillar to support. Architect Guilherme Torres says that he has done it so because the space underneath it can be used for garden pool and living room.
The white masonry stone and wood coatings bring a fascinating look to the building. The design offers comfort and the two stories function independently. On the upper floor is there are bedrooms the kitchen a living and dining room.
The tight steep terrain posed some challenges to the architects. They had to design a house that would utilize the whole space so they excavated the terrain to fit the bedrooms and garage leaving the upstairs living spaces float freely. The zinc-clad roof displays a cut and folded design that allows views over the harbor nearby.