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White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

  • 01:00 - 22 July, 2013
White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates
White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates, © Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai + 18

© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

Text description provided by the architects. The site is located in a quiet residential area, which is off a highway along a medium size road. In addition to houses, wooden rented apartments, offices, and shops are mixed in somewhat sparsely among the neighborhood.

© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

This building has a rather large volume for a house, and is also larger than the neighboring buildings. Therefore, we intended to fit the building into the surrounding context.

© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

Many windows and projections are made on the exterior walls. The sizes of these were decided based on the window sizes that were found from a survey of the surrounding buildings.

© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

We intended to camouflage the large volume with small windows and projections, and fit it into the scale of the surrounding environment.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates" 22 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/400990/white-colony-keikichi-yamauchi-architect-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884