Alp / Akihisa Hirata

Alp / Akihisa Hirata - Windows, CityscapeAlp / Akihisa Hirata - Image 3 of 18Alp / Akihisa Hirata - Image 4 of 18Alp / Akihisa Hirata - Image 5 of 18Alp / Akihisa Hirata - More Images+ 13

Kita, Japan

Text description provided by the architects. This is housing project in Tokyo. We would like to rethink the architecture not as the act to produce an area like a box, but as a folded surface created by the movement of the ground. Here, the balance of the pressure between the inside and the outside produces the bumped walls or roofs, which creates one big volume with subtle division.

Alp / Akihisa Hirata - Image 6 of 18
© Toshiyuki Yano

One can approach each house from exterior corridor, created by the dent of the volume. We can see the jostle between the inside and the outside in each rooms for example, the direct shape of roofs, diagonal protruding created by external stairs or distortion of the space by the folded walls.

Alp / Akihisa Hirata - Image 3 of 18
© Toshiyuki Yano

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:Kita, Tokyo, Japan

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Alp / Akihisa Hirata" 24 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Toshiyuki Yano


You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.