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  5. Soeda and associates Architects
  6. 2013
  7. Carré / Soeda and associates Architects

Carré / Soeda and associates Architects

  • 01:00 - 4 February, 2014
Carré / Soeda and associates Architects
Carré / Soeda and associates Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Takayuki Soeda
  • Structural Engineer

    Masaki Yoshida/YSE
  • Constructor

    Ogawa Kensetsu
  • Area

    1715.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Text description provided by the architects. The site is located at 300 meters from Tokyo Bay. This apartment building stands on a wholesale block marked by the urban grid on the land that had been reclaimed 50 years ago.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Located in close proximity to the sea, it is our top priority to protect the building from strong sea breezes and salt damage. Selected materials are concrete and glass only, without corrosive materials such as steel and stainless steel.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The building consists of housing units sandwiched between four walls made of concrete and glass. Construction joints of concrete are erased so that expression of materials is emphasized more. There are three housing unit types, and each unit is designed to be adaptable to different life styles of residents. 

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Carré / Soeda and associates Architects" 04 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/473086/carre-soeda-and-associates-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884