Nagi Apartment / UUfie

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  • Architects: UUfie: UUfie / Eiri Ota + Irene Gardpoit Chan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  74
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Daici Ano

Text description provided by the architects. Located in a 30 year old apartment complex, Nagi is a renovated living space for a young married couple and child. The construction consists of dismantling the existing spaces to leave only the skeletal frame. Creating a bare canvas, the spaces are then washed in 70% diluted white paint on the new oak floor, concrete ceilings and walls, and new built-in furniture.

Floor Plan

Next, two curving steel pipes, 13m and 4.5m in length are suspended at 1.9m from the floor creating a permeable division. Hang with no support from the ceiling, they function like tracks of monorails in the city distributing to the respective spaces.

Nagi Apartment / UUfie - Windows
© Daici Ano

Curtains are hung along the extent of the railing. The curtains are made with velvet fabric and are printed with geometric patterns through a processes of melting rayon on to fabric. The curtains provides visual privacy while allowing light to transmit across the spaces. As experienced, the spaces changes and adjusts to the life of the family while the railings remain always there as a backbone to support it.

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© Daici Ano

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Address:Japan, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama, Naka Ward, Nihonodori, 1

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Cite: "Nagi Apartment / UUfie" 28 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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