Tokyo Apartment | Sou Fujimoto Architects
Collective housing built in the residential section of the center of Tokyo.
It consists of four dwelling units including 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 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 experience of two rooms and the city when passing along outside stairs. When you go up outside stairs, you will have experience that it is a wonder climbing a big mountain such as a city.
It seems that you have your own house in 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 which is crowded and disorderly.
architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects
location: Itabashi Ward, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
function: housing (4 apartments)
project team: Sou Fujimoto + Koji Aoki, Takahiro Hata, Yoshihiro Nakazono
structural engineering: Jun Sato Structural Engineers
site area: 83.14 m²
total floor area: 180.70 m²
structural system: timber frame construction, partly reinforced concrete
design period: March 2006 – May 2009
construction period: May 2009 – March 2010
photographs: Iwan Baan, Daici Ano, Edmund Sumner, Naoya Fujii
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