Grass Building by Ryo Matsui Architects

Grass Building by Ryo Matsui Architects

Grass Building by Ryo Matsui Architects located in Shiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan | The Hardt

 

Grass Building by Ryo Matsui Architects located in Shiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. In an urban context where residence and commerce are increasingly emerging, it was essential to prevent the building from becoming a generic type. At the level of the penthouse, it offers the wind and light inwards to establish the relationship between the interior and exterior territories by means of the creation of an outdoor patio and a garden roof to distance itself from the main street. The sliding doors open completely during the day, and the interior space moderately maintains its privacy to account at the same time for the fugacity of the City. For the exterior space, a soft façade is proposed that accounts for the lattices of the houses of the traditional Japanese merchants integrating the texture of the wood towards the street front.

 

 


All the windows facing the street are designed as a system of sliding doors, in order to express the integral relationship between the exterior and the interior. Additionally, it is proposed that the balconies function as the intermediate region between these spaces, and they are designed with a minimum width, in order to maximize the total area of each floor. The building corresponds to a complex of 6 floors composed of a residence, offices and commercial premises. It is located on the boundary of the planning district and the central district of the City. Considering this context of location, the building inherits both identities of urban culture and proposes the creation of a building integrated to the urban landscape of the city of Tokyo.

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Bunker Industrial Apartment in Hamburg (2017) by Thomas Schacht

Bunker Industrial Apartment in Hamburg (2017) by Thomas Schacht

Bunker Industrial Apartment in Hamburg (2017) by Thomas Schacht located in Hamburg, Germany

Bunker Industrial Apartment in Hamburg (2017) by Thomas Schacht located in Hamburg, Germany. The Bunker Apartment is your safe nest when you are working in Hamburg for a shorter or longer period of time. It is your home or your hideaway for a long weekend. In a period of 3 years from 2014 to 2017, the original Bunker has been rebuilt and renovated to become a unique location close to the city center of Hamburg. The build is a statement in itself bearing witness of another time and a precise purpose of protecting people from what was happening around it.

 

 

 


In this case, function dictated form meaning solid concrete and open spaces. We respect that and have left the raw walls as they were made by the hand of workers in 1939. Big windows has been cut in the whole south- south and east facing walls letting in bright light and a wonderful view over the city. The Bunker apartment offers the highest standard possible in terms of interior design and furniture. It is well conceived in every detail which not only brings joy and but also makes it easy to use. In other words; You will feel comfortable and at home from the moment you enter.”
Photo: Thomas Schacht

 

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The Nonhyun 101-1 Building by Stocker Lee Architetti

The Nonhyun 101-1 Building by Stocker Lee Architetti

The Nonhyun 101-1 Building by Stocker Lee Architetti located in the Gangnam district, a commercial area in the south of Seoul, South Korea. “A concrete basement, shaped by the structure, generates a filter space between inside and outside, public and private,” added the studio. “It identifies the main entrance and the ground floor cafe and it also structurally supports a clear block of bricks on top.”

A pair of apartments are placed in the top two levels. These floors are stepped back to create terraces surrounded by balustrades, which are made up of vertical metal pieces coloured the same dark red as the brickwork.

Each of the flats are arranged differently. Both have open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas, but one features two bedrooms and bathrooms, while the other has just one of each.

Photo by Simone Bossi.

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