ARCHITECTURE

FOLD

The client works for a major maker company in an overseas operation division. The nice couple in their 30s both of them from Hiroshima had registered our plot analysis club and this project started with the plot they searched with us.

The plot is located just around the corner of an urban main street. This polygonal site being sandwiched by the two paths of neighboring houses and thus standing out solitarily, FLOD shapes a very outstanding volume. The roof shape expunged by the diagonal street folds down rhythmically and the form reflects the interior. This sequential space being compact, the interior enfolds with relief. From the diagonally torn down facade and the top lights, symbolical light spreads out. The light permeates inner skins and spawns a flexible face.

Thanks to the severe condition of the plot, we took this method and produced such volume inevitably to provide each originality in every position you see.

SITE RESEARCH COURSE

Agent : TRANSISTOR (Shigeru Kimura)

 

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DATA

Location Yamatocho Nakano ward Tokyo
Completion 2011. 1
Lot area 46.95㎡
Site area 34.19㎡
1F floor area 22.21㎡
2F floor area 34.19㎡
PHF floor 3.41㎡
Total floor area 59.81㎡
Structure Timber structure
Scale 2F
Typology Private housing
Family structure A couple (30s)
Structure engineers Law Fat Structure
Taro Yokoyama
Facility engineers Shimada Architects
Zenei Shimada
Construction Honma Construction
Photographer Masao Nishikawa
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