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2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

  • 00:00 - 28 September, 2011
2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design
2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Project Architect

    Keiji Ashizawa / Naoki Sekikawa
  • Structure Engineer

    ASA asociates / Akira Suzuki
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Text description provided by the architects. The project is constructed in typical Tokyo urban condition of closely built surrounding. The 4 story house resolves privacy and light with the design of 2 cascading courtyards which spills gradual light into the innermost volume of the house.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

Due to the differing light intensity from the 2 courtyards, each space also differs in character and function.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

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Cite: "2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design" 28 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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