It’s the project of the new office of “a TOKYO” which manages ART FAIR TOKYO. It is located on the 4th floor (100m2) of the building facing the intersection in Ikura Minato-ku, Tokyo. We inserted three box spaces as a meeting room, a president room and a chief director room, then the residual space becomes a staff office space and a meeting space.
This is a remodelling project of a Kyomachi-ya, a traditional Kyoto house, constructed over 80 years ago.
At first, it was a Kyomachi-ya that has been painted multiple times due to refurbishments in the last 80 years. Firtstly, for returning it to the original form, the paints were scraped off. Then, to be able to provide the minimal needs for living in a house, a white box has been placed in the building. The coexistence of the newly placed white box and the historical elements of the Kyomachi-ya, as a background, emphasizes the contrast of the old and the new, and lets the memories of the building possessed with in the flow of time surrounds the space.
This project is a village house of the small village surrounding environment mountains. So, there are so many Japanese cedar , pine and white cedar in this village. The form of the building is very simple.
We reconstructed an old Japanese-style hotel as event space.
We made the small 3 banquet office which can hold a meeting.
We made wide multi-purpose space (cafe light meal and restaurant, etc.).
It’s possible to make these 3 rooms united space by a movement partition.
A protestant church stands at a rich green residential area which is 10-minutes away from Shonan beach on foot. The chapel of the 50-year old church became too small and it was therefore decided that a new church would be constructed on a different site. Church authorities said that the passages of the Bible are read and heard in service. Therefore, “We wish to have a chapel appropriate to give praise to the Lord.
Eight families use this apartment at four stories. The first floor and the second floor are flat house, and the third floor and the fourth floor are maisonette space.These space with a unique shape links to all the maisonette parts by a different plan. However, the outside of the building keeps very simple form. Only a position and the size of the window tell the neighborhood about an internal characteristic. Also approach, parking lot and the outside storeroom are at the position clearing the snow and a legal limit reasonably.
Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd
This residential project located in Obu city, Aichi prefecture, serves also as a gallery space for the contemporary art collection of the client. This building consists of a hybrid structure, with a podium on the 1st floor level composed of reinforced concrete and glazing, and wooden boxes configured in two floor levels and placed on top of the podium. Floor area becomes larger as it goes up in higher levels. With the box on the 1st floor level in glazing, and the other boxes for 2nd and 3rd floor levels in galvanized steel siding representing different color from the 1st level, the building provides a distinct character from its proportion with a sense of floating in the space.