The architects sacrificed depth and space for light and air, and turned the house sideways.
Although we have no more room to get used to building housing than they have in Japan’s big cities, we can still learn something when it comes to utilizing one basically far from ideal land.
It’s complaining about small apartments and getting square in Norwegian cities, but most Norwegians would have a hard time imagining staying as compact as the inhabitants of overpopulated Tokyo do. Here we talk about an often almost brutal minimalism and houses and apartments utilized to the maximum in order to function.
Utilization of Hard Space
In Japan’s capital, the architecture is characterized by compact houses and small plots, and according to the design and architectural site Arch Daily, this unique house, designed by Jo Nagasaka and architects from the Sschemata Architectural Office, is another example of how to dare to think outside the box to get the best result of a rather challenging starting point.
The house, located in the densely populated Nakano neighborhood of Tokyo, has been named 63. 02º, based on the angle the house is built in relation to the road.
The house, consisting of an office space and a small apartment on the third floor used for hire, was to be built on a plot that was not only enclosed between other buildings but which was additionally located by one, even to Tokyo to be , unusually narrow and narrow road.
In order to get the most views from the house and not least natural daylight into the building, the architects solved this problem by building the house in a 63. 02º angle to the road, instead of having the façade of the house straight forward, as the other buildings in the street have.
– The house’s façade is now at an angle to the road, the architects explain in an email to Bonytt. no.
– The building is located directly on the axis of a 63. 02 ° angle, and on this wall are also all windows placed.
The architects did essentially make use of the fact that in the neighboring neighborhood there was a relatively large open space between the road and the housing itself. Then turn 63. 02 ° (house) on the slope, one took advantage of the view of the neighbor’s land, thus gaining a more open feeling and not least more light and air into the house.
– In this way, the view became deeper and more complex. You get a less obsessive feeling than you would have if the house’s facade was facing the narrow road ahead, explains the architects from Sschemata.
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There is no doubt that the architect’s trick worked well for this home, but it is asking if a similar project would be as popular at home. Perhaps some neighbors would feel well on exhibition?
Large windows will release maximum light into 63. 02º, both on the floor intended for housing and rented, and in the small office. Both the urban landscape and the cherry tree of the neighbor become part of the view.
In Japanese architecture, one of the theories is that the interior of a home should promote a lifestyle based on minimal simplicity and self-reflection. This theory is evident in this apartment, which is so raw and minimal in interior and decoration that it is probably mostly made for most people.
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– This concrete building is an example of Japanese minimalism, describing the design site Dezeen.
The interior of the apartment is dominated by rough gray concrete. Furniture is kept to a minimum, and only the absolute most necessary takes place.
The idea behind this is that this house should be function before form but also that the materials themselves are beautiful and should be allowed to be in their natural state, explains the architects, which emphasizes that this is often the case in Japanese architecture.
So, although this extremely narrow and minimally furnished apartment may seem tight and cold on us northerners, this is by no means unusual for tenants in the Japanese capital.
Light and air
The cabin’s front can be opened to nature
Since the interior is kept so tight and simple, the view through the windows becomes all the more important. Through the large glass surfaces, the accommodation is filled with natural light, urban landscape and the neighbor’s cherry trees.
– Form, light and space become the most important elements of this home, explains the architects.
By turning the dwelling on a slope, square meters that could become part of the home were lost, but achieved more light and air, and another, and – according to the architects – more beautiful views.
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Passers on the street below get a unique view of the house, which with its large windows on the one side of the house certainly has no form of shielding.
– But there are also these big windows that make light and air come in, and the entire home would have had a different expression if you had not used the flats towards the neighbor’s plot to the window.
From the back is 63. 02º full stitch stripped for windows.
The house, which has attracted a lot of publicity on blogs and architecture and design sites around the world, looks in many ways like the one half of a house that has been divided in the middle.
– It’s impressive how you have managed to create a functioning apartment of this starting point, it is written on a blog.
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There is little doubt about the fact that, in Japan, it is good to make homes of plots that you may have in the world might have had a lot of trouble with. But now it is now, as it is said, that a teacher needs a nude woman to spin. And this is probably the case with impoverished Japanese people too.
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