Static Quarry / Ikimono Architects

© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

Constructed solely out of concrete this design by Ikimono Architects serves as a multi-family dwelling. The various openings and closing allow a range of interactions between the residents, and create shifting moments of light.

Architect: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Location: ,
Planning: TTA Inc.
Structural Engineers: Structural Design firm Accurate
Landscape: Atsuo Ota / ACID NATURE 0220
General Contractors: Hashizume Industrial Inc.
Design: 2009.12 – 2010.8
Construction: 2010.9 – 2011.4
Structure: Reinforced concrete
Site area: 624.56 sqm
Building area: 329.92 sqm
Floor area: 659.84 sqm
Use: Apartment
Roof: Reinforced concrete
Exterior: Reinforced concrete
Photographs: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

The design includes a roof top terrace with bamboo gardens, eight separate living units and a minimalist aesthetic with a orthogonal plan.

© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

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Cite: "Static Quarry / Ikimono Architects" 02 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=155229>
  • Will

    This is horrible. Architects always wonder why many people are skeptical and reluctant towards concrete use. Boom. Here’s why. Looks like a jail from a 1970s psycho-sci-fi film.

  • Miso Vrsansky

    its fantastic, who cares about sceptical people

  • Tom Kubala

    Not caring about skeptical people produces the kind of place where one goes to die, not to live. Life has been abstracted out of this place.

  • n

    the composition is quite photogenic and lovable, and so are the terraces and outdoor spaces.
    but i have to agree on the interiors – though i usually don’t hold anything against concrete finishes, they just don’t do these spaces justice…

  • Alex

    The roof with it’s sophisticated steel handrails simply hugged the evening sky above it.

  • Fudge

    The interiors are hostile and austere, but externally I find it rather appealing. It is certainly a photogenic piece.