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BIG, Jean Nouvel, and 5 Others Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair

Sixty years ago Arne Jacobsen designed the Series 7 chair - the "Sevener." Unlike many other Jacobsen designs, the chair was not designed for a specific use, leaving it to interpretation. In light of the chair's 60th anniversary, Fritz Hansen commissioned "seven cool architects" - BIG, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Snøhetta and three others - to recreate the chair. The results, after the break. 

Zaha Hadid Design. Image via www.fritzhansen.com Jun Igarashi Architects. Image via www.fritzhansen.com Neri&Hu Design & Research Office. Image via www.fritzhansen.com Jean Nouvel Design. Image via www.fritzhansen.com

Repository / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 279.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

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Polyphonic / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Tokoro District, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 128.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

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Layered House / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Area: 202.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects

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House of Trough / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Area: 98.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects

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Signal Barn / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Daisuke Hasegawa & Partners
  • Area: 26.47 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of jun igarashi architects

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Rectangle of Light / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Area: 71.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of jun igarashi architects

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Layered House / Jun Igarashi Architects

Front Elevation. Courtesy Jun Igarashi Architects
Front Elevation. Courtesy Jun Igarashi Architects

For Jun Igarashi Architects latest residence, the Japanese firm designed a light yet dynamic house nestled east of Hokkaido.  Fit for a family of four, the two story 150 square meter house bundles the necessities into zones located in the front of the residence, so the remaining floor area becomes a flexible and open living space.  Within this broader space, long layered slices of the floor plan define different programmatic elements, such as the sun room and dining room, visually separating the spaces.  With these slices, the residence becomes a linear compilation that is literally layered from one end to the other. More about the residence after the break.