We should not allow the choice of a modern material to mislead us, for its features are similar to those of two materials commonly used in traditional Japanese architecture: bamboo and rice paper. The urethane panel was chosen for its flexibility and for its visual quality similar to the lamellar material used by Kuma.
The building stands on a small lot measuring 83 square metres and rises 5.46 m above the ground. On the ground floor, the living room continues outside into a roofless tea room.
Here the architect wanted to emphasise the owners' public role by designing a space that would encourage interaction between the inside and the outside. The first floor is occupied by the bedrooms, bathrooms and a suspended terrace hooked onto a steel structure. At the top of the building is a rooftop patio, finished with a floating cypress wood floor.