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Sayama Flat / Schemata Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 September, 2012
Sayama Flat / Schemata Architects
Sayama Flat / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +29

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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Gordon Anderson · October 30, 2013

There are thousands of these decrepit abandoned buildings in Japan.
This is a much more sustainable solution than tearing them down and building new, keeping tons of waste out of landfills or the ocean.

Sudar Khadka · September 21, 2012

No plan, no finishing, no addition, only subtraction. You the man!

There must be something to learn from how great Japanese architects are at selling their ideas. There has been a lot of this "unfinished construction-site" trend recently but i do not think this would fly anywhere else.

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