This building is located in the center of Nagoya city witch is the most populous next to Tokyo and Osaka city. In the big city of Japan such as Nagoya, land is so expensive, so the most buildings forced to raise their height more and more in the name of effective utilization of real estate.
As you know, looking at the tall buildings, you may feel boring and monotony from their architectural facade. So I gave the idea that changes monotonous problem in diversity.
The main concept of this rental housing complex is how to make new model of “Vertical Cityscape.” The “71″ means the number of windows of this housing complex, so each rooms has more than 7. At first glance, these windows might appear to be arrayed irregularly.
But if you look carefully, size and arrangement of them, you will notice the approximation of cityscape of surrounding area. So to speak, it is quite a natural clutter.
In interior, each window has long desk or bench made by wooden plate. Many fragments of life scene form around them, therefore whole façade of this building will be filled with various spectacles of resident’s activities. And then, gradually, these will be become the brilliant village of 10 houses blend into the surroundings. To starring window, utility core is placed in the center of the dwelling unit. And all rooms are arranged around the core. Bathroom has two doors, so residents can be accessed from living room and bedroom.
Chikusa-Ku Nagoya, JPN
Number of square meters:
Plot Area: 337.55 sq. meters
Bldg. area: 105.48 sq. meters
Whole Bldg. area: 873.73 sq. meters
Bldg. Coverage Ratio: 80%
Number of rooms / residents:
6 units x Type U house : 70.71 sq. meters (1 Living room, 1 bedroom, 1 studio room)
3 units x Type F house : 70.71 sq. meters (1 Living room, 2 bedroom, 1 studio room)
1 unit x Type S house : 62.09 sq. meters (1 Living room, 1 bedroom, 1 studio room)
Photo credits: Takimi OTA
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