House in Tokyo / Ako Nagao architects + miCo.

House in Tokyo / Ako Nagao architects + miCo.

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Arakawa, Japan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  88
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Photographs Photographs:  Shinkenchiku-sya
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: KOSEI, Planet Japan
  • Structural Engineer:Yasushi Moribe
  • Construction:STYLE
  • Site Area:43.154 sqm
  • Architect In Charge:Ako Nagao, Mizuki Imamura + Isao Shinohara
  • City:Arakawa
  • Country:Japan
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Text description provided by the architects. The site is located between reinforced concrete mid-to-high-rise apartments and an old wooden housing area, where it almost feels like you are left out in an island.  It is a dwelling for a couple with music studio, in such a complex Tokyo-like environment.

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Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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We felt it is not appropriate to have a building for this particular site that is either “building type or “house type.”  So we made a volume to be gradually connecting the two facades, the apartment side with a small window on vertical big wall and the housing side with a large “Mado” and low leaves.  The volume needed to be closed and “inward-looking” for music studio space but at the same time the space should spread beyond the site for the couple’s livelihood.

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It recently has become quite natural to live in “inward-looking” space in such high-density urban space.  On the other hand, it is important to obtain open-minded life to develop its potential of    diverse and complex surrounding environments.   We believe it is important to challenge the hybrid configuration and environment such as this project in the modern city.

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Cite: "House in Tokyo / Ako Nagao architects + miCo." 06 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/794314/house-in-tokyo-mico> ISSN 0719-8884
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