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Atelier Tenjinyama / Ikimono Architects

  • 01:00 - 27 June, 2011
Atelier Tenjinyama / Ikimono Architects
Atelier Tenjinyama / Ikimono Architects, Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
  • Roof

    Safety glass shatterproof
  • Exterior

    Reinforced concrete
  • Design Year

    2007-2010
  • Landscaping

    Atsuo Ota / ACID NATURE 0220
  • Structural Engineer

    Akira Suzuki / ASA
  • Structure

    Reinforced concrete
  • General Contractors

    Kenchikusha Shiki Inc.
  • Use

    Office + Residential
  • Floor Area

    61.93 m2
  • Site Area

    177.18 m2
  • Area

    61.93 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. With an earth floor and a glass roof this building, design by Takashi Fujino of Ikimono Architects, experiments with the limits between inside and outside. This is a reoccurring theme among many of Ikimono Architects’s projects. Tradeoffs are enviable in a building of this kind, such as having to use an umbrella to access to the bathroom when it is raining and the hassles that come with an earth floor. The payoffs come in the form of being able to grow plants inside through the floor, gaze at the clouds and stars, listen to the sound of the rain and smell the scent of spring flowers.

Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

As for the design method, simplicity is clear. Make a box to live, establish the window to be connected to the town, make ceiling transparent ceiling to look up at the sky, plant a tree to make a bower, leave an earthen floor so that a root grows, and raise a ceiling so the plants can grow. Such an environment helps occupants experience and enjoy the dynamically changing days and seasons.

Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
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Silencio 11 · August 22, 2011

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sara · June 28, 2011

Freezing in winter !!!

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looks like working in an abandoned building... http://t.co/J1PUwVY

ASphere · June 28, 2011

beautiful architecture
to look out to the world which's passing by

but is it too hot to be stayed in there?

wish to see the clients like this!!

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