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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.

Private house + apartments for rent in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo by Atelier Tekuto

 
October 9th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier Tekuto

This architecture consists of a second house with garage and two studio-type apartment units for rent. Our client asked me to design architecture similar to “Reflection of Mineral” that we completed in 2006. Therefore basic concepts of ‘Mineral’ are taken into consideration. And in order to further evolve from our previous design we focus on the following three issues: (1) Form should be carefully considered in order to protect white walls from dirt from rainwater. (2) Design and detailing of large skylight (3) Selection of materials to minimize cost.

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  • Architects: Yasuhiro Yamashita + Azusa Ishii / Atelier Tekuto
  • Project: Private house + apartments for rent
  • Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
  • Photography: SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro
  • Date of completion: September 2013
  • Program: Private house + apartments for rent
  • Site area: 85.92㎡
  • Building area: 42.61㎡
  • Total floor area : 90.82㎡
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete
  • Structural engineer: Jun Sato +Yoshihiro Fukushima/Sato Structural Engineers
  • Construction: Yoshiya Uchida+Masaru Shibasaki/Uchida Sangyo 

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After various model studies we reached our final design. The living room provides a unique and impressive space-it is narrow, with floor area of 15.8 m2, and highest height of 5.5 meters and a large quadrilateral skylight that is 18.2m2 in area. Square panel that is punctured with smaller square in the middle is set diagonally inside the quadrilateral shape, and dramatic contrast of light and shadow provides a new perceptive experience. Through the skylight one’s eyes are directed towards cityscape and the sky beyond, and abundant light from above creates a sense of expansion and comfort in the space.

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I have been exploring possibility of building polyhedron architecture in small lots in Tokyo for ten years. It is my long-time challenge to liberate one’s five senses by creating eye-opening spatial experiences.

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