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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Yokohama apartment in Kanagawa, Japan by ON design partners designed using Vectorworks

 
August 10th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NISHIDA Osamu+NAKAGAWA Erika – ON design partners

Yokohama apartment is a residential complex consisting of semi public courtyard canopied by four one-room units for young artists. The semi public courtyard is a place for exhibition and work. The site is a hilly area with narrow roads where small wooden houses cluster.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

  • Architect: NISHIDA Osamu+NAKAGAWA Erika – ON design partners
  • Name of Project: Yokohama apartment
  • Site: 2-234 Nishitobe-cho, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Main use: Housing with common space
  • Site area: 140.61㎡
  • Building area: 83.44㎡
  • Total floor area: 152.05㎡
  • Photo credit: Koichi Torimura
  • Software used: Vectorworks

This is why a sense of distance, which is compact with actual feeling, exists.We thought that by providing a semi public courtyard for exhibition and work and huts for living, the place would become an environment where people can find place and ways to use according to the condition.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

The semi public courtyard is a modern interpretation apprehending piloti not only as the form of space but also as a condition that encourage a variety of lifestyle adding elements such as staircase and triangular shape which is found out from surrounding environment.

 

Interior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

Stairs (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

Side View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

Plan

Sketch

Site

Section Sketch

Staircase

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