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House in Takadanobaba / Florian Busch Architects

  • 01:00 - 18 August, 2012
House in Takadanobaba / Florian Busch Architects
House in Takadanobaba / Florian Busch Architects, © Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi © Hiroyasu Sakaguchi Courtesy of Florian Busch Architects Courtesy of Florian Busch Architects +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Design Team

    Florian Busch, Sachiko Miyazaki, Momoyo Yamawaki
  • Structural engineering

    OAK (Masato Araya, Tomonori Kawata)
  • Area

    153.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. Not only in the context of a culture so based on the transitoriness of nature, being able to live with the seasons in the middle of today’s Tokyo is true luxury.

© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

The site for this private residence is an urban gap left over from relentless subdivisioning, a 22m deep yet only 4.7m wide strip perched between built masses in central Tokyo. When the brief asked for a wide open living space where breathing within the confines of the city was possible, we proposed an architecture of the exterior that claims the space around it by extending beyond its limits.

© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

Moving through the building reveals strikingly different atmospheres along the three levels’ alternating orientations. As there are no partitioned rooms, the sites’ unusual depth is felt and emphasised on each level. Soft fabrics countering the hardness of the concrete add layers of ambiguous spatial nuances.

© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

The House in Takadanobaba is a departure from understanding housing as enclosing: The urban exterior continues in an open fold of fluidly interconnected spaces for living in the interior of the exterior.

© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

The conceptual openness is achieved by dissolving structural rigidity into a liberating play of alternating pin connections. The floor-wall-ceiling folds become a structurally continuous shell that is held both apart and together by a few incredibly fine steel columns: 80mm diameter on the first and second, 60mm on the third floor. Lateral torsion by seismic forces is countered by the structural composition’s using the building’s length of 18 metres.

© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

In redefining inside and outside, a field of folds might create pervious continuities in a city of gaps freeing us from the suffocating massiveness of our urban environments.

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Cite: "House in Takadanobaba / Florian Busch Architects" 18 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/263716/house-in-takadanobaba-florian-busch-architects/>
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37 Comments

Bazalt Bazalt · September 02, 2014

Great design, great projects, which is a real professional congratulations..

unreal home · September 02, 2014

its very nice building..awesome..

Haslil KARAGOZ · September 02, 2014

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Bazalt · September 02, 2014

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Abdullah Mufleh · August 22, 2012

@abdallahmufleh: inside and outside, a field of folds http://t.co/RbdUD6de #architecture #amman

Abdullah Mufleh · August 22, 2012

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Paul J Schaefer · August 19, 2012

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TORSTEN ILLGEN · August 19, 2012

IN VIETNAM ARE MILLION OF LOTS LIKE THAT! WE SHOULD FIND ONE FOR YOU!
GREAT WORK FLORIAN!
TORSTEN

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Halil KARAGOZ · August 19, 2012

Good using area inside limit case of between of builts, It could get movement with very thickness pillar in front of window (maybe 3 colours like red, black and white) At last very beauty built. I glad to see it. Thank you.

ksenija · August 19, 2012

Looks great...and it is fantastic for narrow blocks.

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