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Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 September, 2009
Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects
Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects

Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects +53

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  • Location

    Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects

    Ikeda Yukie Architects / Ikeda Yukie, Ohno Toshiharu
  • Program

    House, Apartment
  • Area

    118.5 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

From the architect. Originally, the second floor was an old style Japanese lodging with several walls dividing the floor into tiny rooms. Since then, numerous renovations and extensions were carried out. Immediately prior to our joining the project, the second floor was used as a part of family house - a bit chaotic and still with a scattering of columns, remnants of the old walls.

In order to comply with Japanese law, any changes to the structure of a wooden house situated in a fire protection area would require approval and take considerable time. The client was interested in a quicker turn-around and therefore we could not remove the all-too-many forest-like columns.

The remaining structures other than columns weren’t suitable to be seen. We started by wrapping them which allowed for the forest-like columns to stand out beautifully.

To counteract the ‘busy-ness’ created the columns, we placed between them movable boxes which function both as storage and partition.

In order to minimize the other elements, we utilized white wrapping. This ultimately resulted in forest-like columns as colours seemingly floating in space.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects" 20 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/35569/wooden-forest-apartment-ikeda-yukie-architects/>
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aa · November 21, 2009

88 people died

Randy Brown · September 23, 2009

RT @moldingdesign: Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects:
Architects: Ikeda Yukie Architects.. http://bit.ly/38dgek

md · September 23, 2009

does anyone know how many people died during the construction of this project?

Kimberly Beaven · September 22, 2009

RT @dwell: I would like a forest in my living room http://bit.ly/4iEeTZ (@archdaily) #architecture

tiffany chu · September 22, 2009

I would like a forest in my living room http://bit.ly/4iEeTZ (@archdaily) #architecture

oscar falcón lara · September 21, 2009

How cool it is when something unexpected comes from a project or renovation and you end up incorporating it your plan to make into something completely different and yet, it works amazingly well here, those wooden posts look quite intriguing and fun. Very Good project. it may not be the great scream for architecture advancement but it sure is a fine example of a solution to a problem.

manuel martin · September 21, 2009

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caliwag · September 21, 2009

Please tell me why this is remotely interesting as architecture?

Tiago · September 20, 2009

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md · September 20, 2009

I appreciate how effectively a compromise is turned into an interesting expressive element...Demonstrates how working within limitations provides opportunity to do somthing a little weird or awkward...rare thing in ground up buildings...fun. real.

Troy Lemieur · September 20, 2009

I wonder if the occupants will ever walk straight into one of those poles on accident?

Yorik · September 20, 2009

Extremely cool! What a simple and powerful thing! I liked how the pillars are very grouped at the center of the space, so the contrast between the "forest" and the white walls around seems to dilate the space... Well done!

claudem · September 21, 2009 10:22 PM

extremely cool space; but where is the apartment?

GoodMillwork · September 20, 2009

RT @moldingdesign: WOODEN Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects: http://bit.ly/38dgek

Architecture+Molding · September 20, 2009

Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects:
Architects: Ikeda Yukie Architects / Ikeda Yukie, Ohno Toshih.. http://bit.ly/38dgek

Bocetos Digitales · September 20, 2009

Wooden Forest Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects:
Architects: Ikeda Yukie Architects / Ikeda Yukie, Ohno Toshih.. http://bit.ly/38dgek

mariline · September 20, 2009

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