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Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture

Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture

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Setagaya City, Japan
  • Principal Architect : Ryuichi Sasaki
  • Design Team : Ryuichi Sasaki, Gen Sakaguchi, Yuriko Ogura
  • Producer : Escenario Co.Ltd, Hidetaka Gonai, Escenario Co.,Ltd
  • Client : Nobumitsu Ohashi, Shukou Kensetsu Co.,Ltd
  • City : Setagaya City
  • Country : Japan
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Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Takumi Ota Photography

Text description provided by the architects. This is a residential housing complex consisting of 16 units near the Todoroki ravine, the only ravine in central Tokyo. We wanted the façade to have some kind of correspondence with the Todoroki ravine as the surrounding environment. The building faces the main road, and the approach to the entrance, which is set back from the road, is a space that draws the visitor into a world reminiscent of the valley.

Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Bauhaus Neo

Basically, the form used is a square that can be easily recognized in a primitive way, and it is developed into openings and hollow walls that resemble a valley, so that the people of the city and the residents can be reminded of one world view. The hot-dip galvanized sheets in the openings and recessed walls reflect the weather conditions of each day, as well as the automobiles, bicycles, and people that pass by constantly.

Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture - Interior Photography, Windows
© Takumi Ota Photography
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Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture - Interior Photography, Dining room, Windows, Table, Chair
© Takumi Ota Photography

The units range from studio to one-bedroom, and are designed with large, square openings to allow space, light, and wind to enter. The units on the west side have a view of the Todoroki Valley through the openings. The dwelling units combine a simple design with a high degree of freedom in space composition. The white walls and concrete walls are used to express the contrast of materials.

Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture - Interior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Takumi Ota Photography
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Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Bauhaus Neo

The spatial relationship between the living room, dining room, and bedroom can be changed according to the needs of each resident. In addition, by creating a partially enclosed space in the living room, we planned to create a space that can be used as a walk-in closet or a compact computer booth, and we also created a square opening in the wall so that the space can expand. By adding a sense of playfulness through the use of materials and space, based on minimalism, we propose a form of affluence that is not dominated by things and a life without possessions. 

Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Takumi Ota Photography

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Address:Todoroki, Setagaya City, Tokyo 158-0082, Japan

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Cite: "Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture" 09 Jul 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/964753/escenario-todoroki-building-sasaki-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884
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