The team at Takeshi Hosaka Architects underwent the task of building a beautiful contemporary home in Tokyo Japan that was specifically designed for children that live with their 2 deaf parents.
It can be quite the challenge to communicate without verbal signals through a dwelling, which is why this entire home was built with this in mind. “The openings of 200 mm square on the floor are used as atriums or as practical openings for communications between the first and the second floors. Communications are done through this small opening verbally between children with hearing capability and communications between parents without hearing capability and children with hearing capability are done by sign language. Children sometimes call their parents’ attention by dropping a small minicar.”
The home resides on a corner lot, and rises 2 stories high offering a rooftop view of the densely populated neighborhood this family lives within. The home is quite small, nestled atop a 630 square foot lot, there is a total of 775 square feet of living space.