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Alp / Akihisa Hirata

  • 01:00 - 24 October, 2010
Alp / Akihisa Hirata
Alp / Akihisa Hirata, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +18

From the architect. 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.

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

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.

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Alp / Akihisa Hirata" 24 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/83724/alp-akihisa-hirata/>
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Cindy Rademaker · May 09, 2015

Please don't put the location with the project if the location is not right.
I went there today .. no Alp....

Do you happen to know the real location?

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Sara · November 11, 2010

Hi!
I'm an italian student from University of Florence. This project is very interesting and I would like to use it for a graphic exam. Is it possible to have the drawings about all facades? Otherwise where I can find them?

Thank you so much!!

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Jarson · October 30, 2010

Impressive form, typology and details but space wasting (under stairs) is a pain.

Boris Feldblyum · October 26, 2010

I agree with Hendre Pitout. It looks beautiful, especially the first photo, but I am not sure the house has warm feeling to it.
Can we get the owners write a comment same time next year?

António · October 26, 2010

Mostly I agree with Daniel.
The concept is really interesting but you threw it all away by "planting" a massive stair in the middle of a room.
Although I do understand the layout of the several floors, with this shape you really needed more cross sections to see what you were doing, prior to be concerned with the plants.
The idea should have been more developed.

Hendre Pitout · October 26, 2010

And humans actually live there ??? The challenge that faces Architecture is also to be acessible , and that does not mean that it must have a front door , but it wil help .

Ricardo · October 26, 2010

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ALink · October 26, 2010

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Nicholas Patten · October 26, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Alp. http://bit.ly/dolEsO

jim manjooran · October 25, 2010

is that a house or someplace to get deranged in....????..

Karl · October 25, 2010

Looks great from the outside, but I agree with daniel. Although I really like the form inside i feel that that goal can still be achieved even after taking some details out

mihai · October 25, 2010

Suttle division, i don't think so
Intresting ideea, but it didn't work out in the end.
Too bad.

betocib · October 25, 2010

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Architekt R V Scholz · October 25, 2010

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bill · October 25, 2010

The plans look congested. I wonder what the net-to-gross ratio is like?

daniel · October 25, 2010

well very nicely done but i think this time form really got over function. those stairs in the middle of the room, looks like they make a good place for one to bang his head.this is a house that realy wanted to be diffrent - well it sure is not so sure if it is better thow

DEZIGN · October 25, 2010

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Zenhysteria · October 25, 2010

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Lime · October 25, 2010

A shuriken plan?

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