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  • Flower Apartment

    Type:Apartment/Location:Funabashi,Chiba,Japan/Design:2008-09/Construction:2009-10/Architects:Yuji Tanabe+bews/Consultant:Jun Sato Structural engineering/Structure:Timber/Contractor:Abe-kensetsu/Site area:388m2/Built area:163m2/Total floor area:259m2

    JR津田沼駅から徒歩15分.果樹園やにんじん畑といった郊外の風景のなかに建つ中庭型の賃貸集合住宅.全8戸が陽光と眺望を様々な角度から愉しめるように放射状の花型プランとし,屋根にカタカタの段差をつけた.各戸へは道路から中間領域的な中庭[La-pa]にアプローチし囲われた空を眺めながら入る.6戸のL型プランは,そのワキの下のようなカタチからデッキテラス,築山の庭へと眺望が導かれ,プライベートな領域が放射状に広がる.それは植物の枝のように陽光や風通し、眺望の可能性を求めて枝葉分れする.同様に,2戸のメゾネット型も多層に枝分かれしながら,南の高窓や北の間接光を取入れるべく垂直方向へと伸びている.

    The Flower Apartment complex (for single-couples) is located in Tsudanuma, Chiba, Japan. Tsudanuma is a University town and a bedroom community of Tokyo. The actual site is on a 390 m2 plot of land on the south side of the district, located next to flower gardens and fruit orchards in a very peaceful setting. Each unit has the entrance hall in the courtyard - the “center of the flower”-of the apartment. There are six “L-Shaped” units that form the petals of the flowers, and provide the building with its basic massing. In addition, there are two 3-story mezzanine units on the north side of the building whose additional floor provides the required sunlight. Each unit is approximately 30 m2. To emphasize the petals of the massing, a deck terrace has been added that stretches between the units that expands the interior to the exterior. The apartment windows are oriented in such a way that they selectively edit the views of the surrounding suburban landscape highlighting the rural aspects of the site.