Clover House / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP

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Architects: Toru Kudo +
Location: Tokyo,
Design Team: Toru Kudo, KohKitayama, Yukiko Yamamoto
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano

Project Area: 671.13 sqm
Structural Engineer: EJIRI Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Sou Consultants

This is a housing complex that consists of two owner-occupied units and seven leased units. An unusual residential district in a metropolitan area, there are no buildings adjacent to the island-like site. The architecture here was conceived as a freestanding object with a standard leasing plan, and an exterior shape defined by daylight and setback regulations.

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While open toward the surroundings, off-the-shelf perforated folded sheets were used as a screen over the whole facade to mediate the residential spaces, making a moderately closed, protective residence. While containing residences through which soft light passes, it retains the impression of a simple exterior: architecture as scenery. The name “clover house” was chosen due to the plan being divided into three towers.

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Cite: "Clover House / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP" 03 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=266959>

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