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11 Boxes / Keiji Ashizawa Design

  • 01:00 - 2 October, 2011
11 Boxes / Keiji Ashizawa Design
11 Boxes / Keiji Ashizawa Design, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Project Architect

    Keiji Ashizawa
  • Structural Engineer

    Ejiri Engneer
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

From the architect. In order to maximize space of the site, a simple construction method was chosen. Eleven steel frame boxes are formed using steel angles and used as the main structure, while external wall panels are attached on without the need of any additional structure.

Sketch
Sketch

The size of the steel boxes needed to be considered carefully since each had to fit on a truck to be transported to site. These boxes are then joined together with high tension bolts on site.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

Though the central span holds the main structural strength of the building, the circulation staircase is intentionally positioned there to operate as an earthquake-proof element as well as to rationalize the plan of the house.

Floor Plans
Floor Plans
Cite: "11 Boxes / Keiji Ashizawa Design" 02 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/172087/11-boxes-keiji-ashizawa-design/>
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19 Comments

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Want to live in:
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majchers · October 04, 2011

Interesting project. Simple and clean.

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Randy · October 03, 2011

Love the idea, but is it just me or do all their designs look similar?

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