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HARBOR / Katsutoshi Sasaki

  • 01:00 - 12 January, 2011
HARBOR / Katsutoshi Sasaki
HARBOR / Katsutoshi Sasaki, © ShinPhotoWork
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gifu, Japan
  • Architect

    Katsutoshi Sasaki
  • Structure Company

    Kouji Mikata
  • Exterior Materials

    Raw finished concrete
  • Interior Materials

     Raw finished concrete
  • Construction Company

     e-house archi collaboration
  • Type of Construction

    RC
  • Structure company

    Kouji Mikata
  • Site Area

    587.2 m2
  • Area

    611.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

From the architect. The challenge for Katsutoshi Sasaki was to create a place of residence in a neighborhood of Gifu, Japan that was claustrophobic and allowed little access to natural light and privacy. The resulting project, called HARBOR, is a residence that challenges the crowded residential area and secures access of light and air for its residents while also providing access to the nature.

© ShinPhotoWork
© ShinPhotoWork

The concept for this project called for first envisioning the property as a full volume that met the requirements of the requested area size. Following this assessment, area above and below the volume were proceeded to be cut away to reveal voids in the volume of the structure.

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© ShinPhotoWork

These voids, which increased the surface area and created a faceted facade to the street also became the place where the concept takes full form. The void is where nature and architecture meet. These mixed space areas, which are essentially inner courtyards, windows and common walkways, provide a source of light, air, and nature to be further integrated into the residential life of the inhabitants.

© ShinPhotoWork
© ShinPhotoWork

Residential units face the inside of each of the courtyards that they surround, with 2-3 bedrooms each. This shared space among the units allows light and air to enter the essential living areas of the apartments and also provides an added level of interaction among the residents in each unit. Katsutoshi Sasaki was able to develop a design that provided a sense of nature among the living spaces in an otherwise crowded and claustrophobic residential area.

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© ShinPhotoWork
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "HARBOR / Katsutoshi Sasaki" 12 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/102868/harbor-katsutoshi-sasaki/>
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Niccolo Machiavelli · December 01, 2011

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bogdan · February 14, 2011

julian +500 :D

buildingcontent · January 20, 2011

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Gosia Kung, AIA · January 20, 2011

The void is where nature and architecture meet. http://fb.me/AqNPwXbR

Nicholas Patten · January 16, 2011
julian · January 13, 2011

If it was a Ninja you wan't see it... And if you did you'll be dead before you could write that comment... Even in a photograph.

Dennis · January 13, 2011

is that a ninja on the balcony...? :)

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