Cheungvogl, a young international architectural practice based in Hong Kong (see previous projects by Cheungvogl featured on AD here), designed two residences in Tokyo on a private development. House 2a is to be occupied by the client, a Japanese-German couple, based in Tokyo while House 2b is for sale. The client’s required that the design be, “Calm, but not sterile. Humble, and yet unexpected. Economical, nothing extravagant. Open space with flexible floor plans and a space to contemplate.” Working with these ideas in mind, Cheungvogl created related residences that also become separate enities.
More about the residences and more images after the break.
Architect: Ken’ichi Otani / Ken’ichi Otani Architects
Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Structure Engineer: Yukihiro Kato / MID
Site Area: 365.83 sqm
Built Area: 150.60 sqm
Total Floor Area: 281.43 sqm / (Renovation area: 52.17 sqm, Extension area：13.14m2, Total area:65.31m2)
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Koichi Torimura
A few days ago, we featured Cheungvogl‘s Nunnmps project, and today we bring you their KAT-Ohno master plan, recently awarded first prize. The plan includes a development site with 4 office buildings and an extension of a new forum to provide flexible spaces for training seminars, lectures, exhibitions, film screening. The project focuses on an architecture that is less about mass and structure, “so more can happen.” The architecture becomes less visible and less defined so in a symposium setting, speakers and audience can have spontaneous intellectual dialogue in one space.
More about the project after the break.
Architect Abre Etteh shared with us this proposal that received an Honorable Mention for the Fashion Museum Competition in Omotesando Street in Tokyo, Japan. The challenge consisted in designing a 100 meters high tower-museum, containing exhibition areas of 20th century fashion history and becoming a landmark for Tokyo.
More images and architect’s description after the break.
Wai Think Tank have shared with us their proposal for the Fashion Museum Competition in Omotesando Street in Tokyo, Japan. The challenge consisted in designing a 100 meters high tower-museum, containing exhibition areas of 20th century fashion history and becoming a landmark for Tokyo.
See more images and architect’s description after the break.