- Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects
- Team: Sou Fujimoto + Koji Aoki, Takahiro Hata, Yoshihiro Nakazono
- Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis
- Photographs: Iwan Baan, Daici Ano, Edmund Sumner, Naoya Fujii
- Function: Apartment buildings
- Completion: March 2010
- Structure: Wooden frame, reinforced concrete
- Floor area: 180.70 m² (BF + 3F)
- Material: Concrete, Wood
Tokyo Apartment | Sou Fujimoto Architects
Words by mooponto Staff
June 6, 2013
Tokyo Apartment is a collective housing built in the residential section of the center of Tokyo.
It consists of four dwelling units including the owner’s dwelling unit. Each dwelling unit is made with two or three independent rooms of prototypical “house” shapes.
And the two rooms exist, separated like a combination of the room of the first floor, and the room of the third floor, and they are connected by outside stairs.
That is, it can be said that each dwelling unit is realized by the experience of two rooms and the city when passing along outside stairs. When you go up outside stairs, you will have an experience that it is a wonder climbing a big mountain such as a city.
It seems that you have your own house at the foot and summit of a mountain, respectively. And by the act which rises and gets down the mountain, mountain = the whole city will be experienced as its own house.
This collective housing is the miniature of Tokyo. “Tokyo which never exists” is made into a form. I meant making an infinite rich place that is crowded and disorderly.