O_apartment

O_apartment

Architect
Yohei Kawashima architects inc.
Location
Miyako Islands | View Map
Category
Apartments
©Koji Fujii /TOREAL

O_apartment

Yohei Kawashima architects inc. as Architects

This project is an apartment house that was planned in Miyako island, Okinawa prefecture. This building is located in a residential area, and soon, adjoining land of this building also will be constructed building. So this building surrounding environment will be changing steadily.

photo_credit ©Koji Fujii /TOREAL
©Koji Fujii /TOREAL

From such a situation, We mainly considered how to adjoin unknown next building and how to be appropriate environment and comfortability about each dwelling unit.

photo_credit ©Koji Fujii /TOREAL
©Koji Fujii /TOREAL

In the plan of this building, There are seven residences. Thus, we considered three-dimensionally whole the building every 7 volumes of residence like stacking. every residence become almost closed space from the outside, however, the user can see a huge sky from the courtyard from the gap of stacked volume. As a result, we adopted providing all dwelling units with privacy that cannot be seen from the outside and little openess courtyard.

photo_credit ©Koji Fujii /TOREAL
©Koji Fujii /TOREAL

While the neighborhood environment will change in near the future, but only the closed terrace will have an unchanging sky. I hope that the unchanging terrace will bring a change of light to the inside room and that it will become a quiet dwelling where users can feel the rhythm of time from the transition of light through the day easily.

photo_credit ©Koji Fujii /TOREAL
©Koji Fujii /TOREAL

 

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