GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2018

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
apartment house [Residence in Takanawa]
Business Owner
Kayoe Sano
Category
Small sized housing complex
Company
Takane Sano (Japan)
Gou Kuramoto Architect & Associates (Japan)
Award Number
18G100899
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

This is an apartment which has 9 rental dwelling units and an owner's unit, located in urban center. The site is at the corner lot surrounded with a curved street and sloping street. From the site, I realized that we can see the nice long distant view along the curved street and impressive tall trees in the neighbors. And also some neighbor's windows are facing towards this site, and so on. I believe that we architects have to design the buildings not only for the client but also for surroundings. I tried to design making good relationship with surroundings. As a result, the wall and roof of the building became zigzagged shape like japanese byobu, and the windows and balconiy's size became various and that gives residents and surroundings the lively and comfortable view.

Producer

Rihachiro Nakanowatari, TOKYOGUMI co, ltd

Director

Hitomi Hirose, TOKYOGUMI co, ltd

Designer

Gou Kuramoto, Takuya Hiraga (former staff member), GOU KURAMOTO ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

More information

http://www.gkaa.jp

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2015/9
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