Yokohama Apartment / ON design partners

  • 17 Dec 2012
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© Koichi Torimura

Architects: ON design partners
Location: Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa,
Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Erika Nakagawa
Site Area: 140.61 sqm
Total Floor Area: 152.05 sqm
Area: 83.44 sqm
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

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

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

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
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