in 1966 takamitsu azuma built for his family and himself a minimalistic sculpture-like small tower completely out of rough concrete after having moved to tokyo from osaka. the site is located in the borough of jingumae next to the gaien-nishi avenue. the triangular site is about 20m² large while the rooms are situated on five floors. a public tresspass which is also used as a carpark is the largest part of the ground floor.
right from the moment of its completion it was regarded as a symbol of living in a modern japanese city. when the tower house was completed it was much higher as the wooden houses around. nowadays it is regarded as one of the oldest still existing post-war minihouses.
gps: 35.671338, 139.713109 / code: japtok0095
location: japan, tokyo
architect: takamitsu azuma