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Sayama Flat / Schemata Architects

  • Architects: Schemata Architects
  • Location: Sayama-shi. Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Jo Nagasaka
  • Area: 2227.24 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

From the architect. In this renovation project we have refurbished an apartment block that was built in the post war period of high economic growth in Japan. The building was originally designed to provide 30 residential rooms using a housing module called ‘nLDK’, an efficient system widely used in Japan.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

We attempted to redesign this standardized series of spaces to provide accommodation suitable for a complexity of contemporary lifestyles.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The design principle we followed here was redesigning the space only by removing elements without adding, and improvising the layout of each of the apartments on site, without having drawn their plans in advance.

Sketch of Plan
Sketch of Plan
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