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G-Flat

  • 01:00 - 6 September, 2012
G-Flat
G-Flat, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

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From the architect. Structural walls have been installed in the center of each residential block, and these walls are arranged in alternating directions in adjacent residential buildings.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

They are structurally unified by the connecting balconies, and so horizontal forces are directly taken by structural walls running in two directions. In this system, steel posts take vertical loads from the flat slabs, which are independent from the structural walls.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

Due to this structural system, the perimeters of the residential blocks are completely free from the structure, and every residence has a spatial form like a detached house, comprising many surfaces that interface with the exterior.

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© Daici Ano

The privacy and thermal conditions of the internal spaces are controllable due to the installation of a double line of operable fittings along the perimeter, like an engawa-style veranda.

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Floor Plan
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shahd · October 14, 2012

the very light stainless frames with the clear glass facades creates an elegant and contemporary flats which invites a lot of light in . The very fine columns the buildings are resting on enhances the lightness of the form as if they are floating .

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