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: Gunma, Japan
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
Roof: Reinforced concrete
Exterior: Reinforced concrete
Photographs: 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.