Skyterrace Apartment / wipe

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Suginami City, Japan
  • Architects: wipe
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  272
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Toshiyuki Yano
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Board, Hosoda Wood Industries, LIXIL , Lilycolor, SHIKOKU CHEMICALS, Sanwa, TSUKIBOSHI, Woods meister, toolbox
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Skyterrace Apartment / wipe - Interior Photography, Countertop
© Toshiyuki Yano

Text description provided by the architects. A house opened to the sky - This apartment complex is located in a dense urban area in Tokyo. We have lost our privacy because of the smart phones and SNS that connect everyone anywhere and anytime in the present day. I think we need an architecture that gives us time to slowly communicate with ourselves when we go home after a tired day.

Skyterrace Apartment / wipe - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Sink, Countertop, Windows
© Toshiyuki Yano
Skyterrace Apartment / wipe - Interior Photography, Sink, Windows, Countertop
© Toshiyuki Yano

This architecture strengthens the privacy by closing the façade in narrow front roads and densely urban area. Conversely, This architecture has each own private courtyard terrace that open up to the sky in the inside. Residents look up at the sky, and they relax here. This isolated space creates the slow and relaxing time. It is a space to communicate with themselves.

Skyterrace Apartment / wipe - Interior Photography, Windows
© Toshiyuki Yano

The coexistence of the closed exterior and the open interior gives them the comfortable time and environment to communicate with themselves, and recharge their mind and body. This architecture cures their smartphone and SNS addiction of the present illnesses. And I hope it will be an opportunity to rethink what a truly happy and affluent life is.

Skyterrace Apartment / wipe - Exterior Photography, Stairs, Windows
© Toshiyuki Yano

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Address:Suginami City, Tokyo, Japan

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Cite: "Skyterrace Apartment / wipe" 03 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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