Escenario Fudomae, Tokyo by Sasaki Architecture + YTRO Design Institute

a minimalist building reflecting cherry blossoms

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Escenario Fudomae是一栋8层高的钢筋混凝土公寓大楼,共包含19个单元,位置临近泷泉寺,坐落在以樱花闻名的风光大道Kamuro Saka-dori一侧。

Escenario Fudomae is a 19-unit, 8-story reinforced concrete apartment complex built very close to Meguro Fudoson, along Kamuro Saka-dori, a spot famous for it’s mature sakura trees following along the street.

▼项目概览,overview © RyuichiSasaki


The site is L-shaped and extends back from the main street along a gently sloping hill. The building will be surrounded by green plantings that are there to soften the building and draw a connection with the nearby sakura trees. On the outside wall, Bright Dip Anodized Aluminum panels are framed on each floor on the elevations facing the intersecting roads. Their bright surfaces reflect the beautiful cherry blossom during the sakura season as well as the changing colors of the sky. People passing by are able to experience the surrounding natural phenomena in the reflections. As the seasons pass and the quality of the light changes, the building’s face follows in kind. The building is a kaleidoscope reflecting the nearby natural scenery and dense urban environment. It’s appearance changes according to the change of time and season.

▼建筑表皮映照出樱花,cherry blossoms reflecting on the aluminum panels © BauhausNeo

▼从场地中间看建筑,view of the building from the middle of the site © BauhausNeo


The project pursues the relationship between architecture and minimal art. By using simple squares as openings and aluminum as a reflective surface the building becomes an installation integrating itself into the surrounding community through its quietly muted form and material presence.

▼方形开口与铝制反射面,simple squares as openings and aluminum as a reflective surface © RyuichiSasaki

▼建筑入口,entrance of the building © BauhausNeo


Dwelling units vary from studios to larger family types. Diverse plans allow for spaces varying the way natural light and wind enter the space. By adopting a pre-stressed concrete structure free of exposed columns or beams, the interior of the dwelling unit realizes the possibility of spacial configurations having high degree of freedom.  Its simple design eliminates any possibility of wasted space.

▼可观赏樱花的阳台,balcony with views of cherry blossoms © RyuichiSasaki


The interior composition is informed by the contrast between simple white plaster and exposed concrete walls.  The potential option of changing the living, dining and bedroom locations by the resident is realized through this simplicity. The plan includes an area to be used as a walk-in closet or perhaps as a compact PC booth. Through a combination of a carefully considered honesty with materials and spaces based on the concepts of minimalism, a richness that is not dominated by things is created. A form of life is possible that does not necessitate the urge to “have”.

▼可灵活布置的纯粹空间,simple space for flexible use © BauhausNeo

▼极简主义的室内布置,minimalist interior layout © Sumida Photography

通过材料和空间深思熟虑的搭配,设计师从极简主义概念出发,使空间超越“拥有”的局限, 变得更加自由、丰富。平面和材料的精心设计传递出对场地的尊重,新的公寓楼安静地融入了社区环境。

A new structure has been inserted into an important community with minimal intrusion and a quiet gesture of respect through careful planning and materiality.

▼家具细部,furnitures © Sumida Photography

nightview © BauhausNeo

axonometric drawing




Architects: Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / YTRO Design Institute
Website: Sasaki ArchitectureYTRO Design Institute
Producer: Hidetaka Gonai/ Escenario Co., LTD.
Structure Engineer: Jo Ko/JSD
Architecture Team: Ryuichi Sasaki, Rieko Okumura, Gen Sakaguchi, Anna Kwapien, Yuriko Ogura
Client: Nobumitsu Ohashi / Shukou Kensetsu Co., LTD.
Contractor: Sanyu Kensetsu
Building Area: 771.00m2
Schedule April, 2017 to March, 2019
Special Materials: Bright Dip Anodized Aluminium and Re-Inforced Conctrete
Photo credit (3 different photo credits) :
Sumida Photography, Ryuichi Sasaki, BauhausNeo

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