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  7. MU / Ikeda Yukie Architects

MU / Ikeda Yukie Architects

  • 19:00 - 25 May, 2017
MU / Ikeda Yukie Architects
MU  / Ikeda Yukie Architects, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hachinohe, Japan
  • Lead Architects

    Ikeda Yukie, Ono Toshiharu
  • Collaborators

    MID architectural structure laboratory
  • Area

    96.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

Text description provided by the architects. MU consists of a dwelling for a couple combined with a photo studio in the small northern city, Hachinohe, Aomori. People often gathered at the existing studio as if it were a meeting place of the town, and we aimed to maintain that atmosphere while considering the couple's privacy.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

Taking the hard climate into account, we looked for openness, not only by physical transparency. 

Isometric
Isometric

In accordance with the low-rise residential neighborhood, the volume is formed into a deconstructed quadrangular pyramid with a low façade facing the street and rising back up towards the North. Inside the pyramid, the privacy-cores are piled in tiers, while the surrounding spaces are open.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

The mountain-like presence of the form invites people, while the large open space enclosed by powerful frame structures is receptive to both privacy and publicity. A privacy-core opens with sliding doors, which enables efficient use in the flexibility to adjust the area of private and public. 

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

With this system, the dwelling can open a lot of the space to the public, and by that the dwellers in this shrinking city can gain social capital through rich relations.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

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Cite: "MU / Ikeda Yukie Architects" 25 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/872119/mu-ikeda-yukie-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Koichi Torimura

造型简单,但内部却自有乾坤:MU 住宅 / Ikeda Yukie Architects

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