O Apartment / Yohei Kawashima Architects

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© Koji Fujii / TOREAL

Text description provided by the 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. 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.

© Koji Fujii / TOREAL
© Koji Fujii / TOREAL
Plan - First floor
Plan – First floor
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© Koji Fujii / TOREAL
© 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 becomes an 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 a little openness courtyard.

© Koji Fujii / TOREAL
© Koji Fujii / TOREAL
Section
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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.

© Koji Fujii / TOREAL
© Koji Fujii / TOREAL