2 Courts House (2008) by Keiji Ashizawa Design

2 Courts House (2008) by Keiji Ashizawa Design

Located in Tokyo, Japan, 2 Courts House (2008) by Keiji Ashizawa Design | The Hardt

 

Located in Tokyo, Japan, 2 Courts House (2008) by Keiji Ashizawa Design. The project is constructed in typical Tokyo urban condition of the closely built surrounding. The 4 story house resolves privacy and light with the design of 2 cascading courtyards which spills gradual light into the innermost volume of the house. Due to the differing light intensity from the 2 courtyards, each space also differs in character and function.

 

 

 

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63.02° by Jo Nagasaka and Schemata Architects 

63.02° by Jo Nagasaka and Schemata Architects 

63.02° by Jo Nagasaka and Schemata Architects located in Tokyo, Japan. 63.02º, built in a densely residential area in Nakano, Tokyo, is a small building of a SOHO and an apartment for rent.


 

The front road is really narrow, but the next apartment has a big open space between the road and the building. In order to this situation, the facade of 63.02° is inclined 63.02 degrees toward the front road, so that a wide and deep view is acquired.
From the large windows that are opened on the inclined facade, you can see neighbor’s cherry tree and the cityscape.
 

House In Kakinokizaka by Satoshi Okada

House In Kakinokizaka by Satoshi Okada

House In Kakinokizaka by Satoshi Okada, located in one of the most prestigious residential areas in Tokyo, Japan | The Hardt

 

House In Kakinokizaka by Satoshi Okada, located in one of the most prestigious residential areas in Tokyo, Japan. this modern 4,897 ft² (455 m²) family home was designed by Japanese Architects Satoshi Okada for a successful entrepreneur who is passionate about cars, his wife, and daughter. The owner’s requirements were to design a reinforced concrete structure with an exposed concrete finish and a high ceiling living room, same way like a fortification. And most importantly, the owner wanted to park six cars in front of the public road; two of them for ordinary use, and the other four for his private car gallery. Due to severe earthquakes and the increasing social crimes in urban areas such as in today’s Tokyo, people are looking to feel safe and to protect their privacy, resulting in secured homes enclosed by the rigid and fireproof walls of reinforced concrete.

 

 

 


 

 

The facade is articulated both horizontally and vertically, where the main entrance is placed in-between the car gallery and the garage for ordinary vehicles. A patio was also created – a medium between the private car gallery and the family’s living quarters – enabling the residents to enjoy the view of the gallery, both from the main bedroom, which is a half story down below the ground level, as well as from the living room above.

 


 

 

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63.02° by Jo Nagasaka + Schemata

63.02° by Jo Nagasaka + Schemata

63.02° by Jo Nagasaka + Schemata located in Tokyo, Japan | The Hardt

 

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