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Reflection in Mineral
United Kingdom Architecture News - Dec 23, 2014 - 21:39 8540 views
The site is a small land (44.62m2) with an irregular shape located at a sharp intersection of two frontal roads in a congested urban residential area in Tokyo.The client had three requests: Firstly it should be exciting architecture. Secondly they wanted a maximum livable volume. Thirdly they wanted a covered car parking.
In terms of building codes, this house has to comply with three different height restriction lines, therefore the maximum buildable volume becomes a very irregular polyhedron volume resulting from cuts from various angles.
From this form we ccme up with an image of a piece of mineral that is buried in the ground. The shaping process was like a cutting process of a precious gemstone- we work with utmost precision to ‘cut ‘ the volume into a beautiful piece of archietcture like a diamond.
All Images © YOSHIDA, Makoto
Completion date:Nov. 2006
Total floor area:86.22m2
Architectural design:YAMASITA, Yasuhiro / Atelier Tekuto
Constructional design:GAINO, Takeyuki / G.DeSIGN
Construction management:MATSUOKA, Shigeki / Home Builder
Wallpaper Design Award -the Best Bolthole Award,INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2008,ARCHIP ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2008 Private House Innovations -Grand Prix
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