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.
Moma place in Hokkaido, Japan by AKASAKA SHINICHIRO ATELIER
May 31st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: AKASAKA SHINICHIRO ATELIER
A tenant building built on the site overlooks the Maruyama Park, the place of recreation and relaxation for Sapporo citizen. The client requested the portion of the building to be used as a residence in the future. Due to such request, the overall form of the building is designed to maintain the calm atmosphere as a residence, while the first floor and the second floor containing a store having higher transparency to be able to show the presence as the shop to outside.
The space surrounding a small entrance court gives moderate distances between the different stores next to each other. At the same time, it creates loose sense of unity for the stores to share the outside space changing daily. As the trees planted in the court grow over time, it deepens the continuity of the building and the park.
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