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  7. Clover House / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP

Clover House / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP

  • 00:00 - 3 September, 2012
Clover House / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP
Clover House / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Design Team

    Toru Kudo, KohKitayama, Yukiko Yamamoto
  • Structural Engineer

    EJIRI Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Sou Consultants
  • Area

    671.13 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. This is a housing complex that consists of two owner-occupied units and seven leased units. An unusual residential district in a metropolitan area, there are no buildings adjacent to the island-like site. The architecture here was conceived as a freestanding object with a standard leasing plan, and an exterior shape defined by daylight and setback regulations.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

While open toward the surroundings, off-the-shelf perforated folded sheets were used as a screen over the whole facade to mediate the residential spaces, making a moderately closed, protective residence. While containing residences through which soft light passes, it retains the impression of a simple exterior: architecture as scenery. The name "clover house" was chosen due to the plan being divided into three towers.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Clover House / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP" 03 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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