Built in Tokyo in 1966, the Tower house by Japanese architect Takamitsu Azuma is developed around a staircase which distributes its six levels. The triangular plot is only 20 square meters and the total surface of the house is 65 square meters providing the building proportions of a micro skyscraper. “When completed it was the “skyscraper” of Jingumae, nowadays it is a miniature house“. (Takamitsu Azuma daughter).
Every room is piled on top of the other making a continuous living space with no doors for the architect’s family. Outside and inside, the Tower House is in raw concrete with a visible horizontal texture which contributes to underline the stacking floors.