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Type: Residential Building

Location: Tokyo,Japan

Collaborators: Marushima Sougyo

Principal Architects: Yoshitaka Uchino

Size: 3,630m2

Status: Completed

Award: 2007 Good Design Award Finalist Japan,2016 Nominees SIA-GETZ Architecture Prize Singapore

2017 Construction Awards UK



The design image is making various units by vertically and horizontally inserting voids.

A simple terraced volume was planned according to the laws and conditions of the site.

The diversity of internal spaces of various units expresses in the facade design as it is.


YDS Architects intends to create various units where people with various lifestyles would live in.

Designing different units by trisecting the volume, and operating the walls produced the flat facade with voids where sashes and an external terraces appear at random.


The external terrace is arranged at the center of a room or the side of a room by this architectural operation.

Taking advantage of this terraced volume,I vertically inserted void into the unit on which there is no volume.

This operation brings about variations of internal spaces.

A satisfactory habitability can be expected by lights and wind.


Internal walls are exposed concretes or painted in white,and all fixtures are in white.

Simple coloring would bring about unity.


Various units are invented by employing a simple, architectural operation, and spaces with vertical and horizontal voids.


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