Architects: Akihisa Hirata
Location: Kita, Tokyo, Japan
Site area: 294,02 sqm
Built area: 161,92 sqm
Total floor area: 499 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano
This is housing project in Tokyo. We would like to rethink the architecture not as the act to produce an area like a box, but as a folded surface created by the movement of the ground. Here, the balance of the pressure between the inside and the outside produces the bumped walls or roofs, which creates one big volume with subtle division.
One can approach each house from exterior corridor, created by the dent of the volume. We can see the jostle between the inside and the outside in each rooms for example, the direct shape of roofs, diagonal protruding created by external stairs or distortion of the space by the folded walls.
* Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
"Alp / Akihisa Hirata" 24 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=83724>