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Yokohama Apartment / ON design partners

  • 01:00 - 17 December, 2012
Yokohama Apartment / ON design partners
© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura
  • Architects

  • Location

    2-234 Nishitobe-cho, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Design Team

    Osamu Nishida, Erika Nakagawa
  • Site Area

    140.61 sqm
  • Total Floor Area

    152.05 sqm
  • Area

    83.44 sqm
  • Photographs

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +15

From the architect. Yokohama apartment is a residential complex consisting of semi public courtyard canopied by four one-room units for young artists. The semi public courtyard is a place for exhibition and work. The site is a hilly area with narrow roads where small wooden houses cluster.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

This is why a sense of distance, which is compact with actual feeling, exists.We thought that by providing a semi public courtyard for exhibition and work and huts for living, the place would become an environment where people can find place and ways to use according to the condition.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

The semi public courtyard is a modern interpretation apprehending piloti not only as the form of space but also as a condition that encourage a variety of lifestyle adding elements such as staircase and triangular shape which is found out from surrounding environment.

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Yokohama Apartment / ON design partners" 17 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Quoc-Long NGUYEN · December 18, 2012

I really like your semi courtyard, this layout creates innovative space for artists when sharing their public courtyard. Well done !!!

Just.. i don't like the upper part of this apartment, not inspiring !

Yk walking · December 19, 2012 01:06 PM

totally agree...

Andrei P · December 18, 2012

intriguing at least


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