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Everlong / bandesign

  • 20:00 - 6 February, 2016
Everlong / bandesign
Everlong / bandesign, © Shigetomo Mizuno
© Shigetomo Mizuno

© Shigetomo Mizuno © Shigetomo Mizuno © Shigetomo Mizuno © Shigetomo Mizuno +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Hisanori Ban, Kazumoto Terashima
  • Area

    253.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineer

    IIJIMA Structural Design Office - Takao Michikura
  • Lighting Designer

    Koizumi Lighting Technology - Atsuko Fujita
  • Constructer

    Aizawa kensetsu,ltd.-Yoshiharu Tsuzuki
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© Shigetomo Mizuno
© Shigetomo Mizuno

From the architect. Everlong which has changeable structure, RC and Wood exists perpetually for living in an urban location.

© Shigetomo Mizuno
© Shigetomo Mizuno

Explanation design

Everlong which has borrowed urban scenery exists in a central position of Nagoya city, Japanese typical urban location. The area that a commercial and a residential district has been considered to be sphere of influence and this townscape has been changing rapidly. Under the circumstances, architecture in the area needs to provide for various purposes.

© Shigetomo Mizuno
© Shigetomo Mizuno

Many Japanese residences constructed with RC structure have scraped early stages, about 30~40 years despite the RC having the long use years, over 60 or 70 years, because the RC structure has been inflexible for the changes of the time. To live long is to outlive many. Thus, the house requires changeable components of architecture. First of all, 10 RC bands hold small width walls. In order to stand horizontal forth of earthquakes the bands perform strongly. The house is ringed by the 10 RC bands consequently creating borrowed urban scenery.


Second, wooden floors set on the each bands for housing requirements. This structural component has capable for the changes because the wooden structure provides easily extension and reconstruction. In addition, uniquely the component has possibility to change for height. At that time, 10 RC bands and wooden floors function as a recombination shelf.

© Shigetomo Mizuno
© Shigetomo Mizuno

Moreover, in the internal space, Japanese Shoji, right weight walls make various spaces plastically and satisfactory environment. In the west side, the walls make an insulating air layer between large windows and internal spaces. Working an air conditioner, the walls change air volume of the spaces. In order to live perpetually in the urban area the house continues changing in the long term and the short term.

© Shigetomo Mizuno
© Shigetomo Mizuno

Last, the house was commissioned by an aged woman who hopes her house remains forever if she disappears. Everlong was named after such her wishes.

© Shigetomo Mizuno
© Shigetomo Mizuno
Cite: "Everlong / bandesign" 06 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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HeywoodFloyd · February 08, 2016

Second horizontal above each floor line is perfectly aligned to block the view to the outside for a standing person. And it's even documented in their drawings!

Croco Dile · February 08, 2016 07:16 PM

You are confused, Heywood. :-)
Those are made for people looking at the building, not for those looking inside out.


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