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Slice of the Metropolis by Alphaville Architects


This minimalist single household residence located in Nishinomiya metropolis, Japan, was designed in 2012 by Alphaville Architects.


Description by Alphaville Architects

Nishinomiya metropolis is situated between Osaka and Kobe. The location is fifteen minutes stroll from the station in a residential district the place the identical dimension plots align. Since there’s a district ordinance to order 50 centimeters set back from plot strains, there’s about one-meter width house between homes. Each home fixes home windows there, however curtains are shut, anxious about neighbors’ eyes. Within the half-baked crowed city, we thought of what’s comfy sense of connection to town by way of daylighting.

On this undertaking, we made a slim and long void by dividing the home into two buildings on the north and the south. As void is dealing with the east and the west course, it’s doable to absorb gentle from the south aspect. Air shouldn’t be stagnant, as a result of it’s linked to the encircling open area.Every room is linked with a bridge-formed staircase that barely shifts its location to not intersect the open house.

Pure gentle, wind, greenery and the state of town is linked to one another vertically, horizontally and diagonally within the open house and may be loved of the variously altering form by means of all home windows. On the similar time, by the bridge that’s made adjoining to the window, rooms are related to the opposite aspect’s rooms by way of the open house that these parts float.
We hope to make a buffer zone that is ready to have numerous and sophisticated relation to town by giving order to situations of a residence reminiscent of use, entry and efficiency, shuffling them with points introduced outdoors of a residence equivalent to pure parts and privateness and modifying them three-dimensionally within the slit-formed open house.

Images by Toshiyuki Yano

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