kentaro ataka completes tunnel-shaped apartment complex kentaro ataka completes tunnel-shaped apartment complex
apr 26, 2014

kentaro ataka completes tunnel-shaped apartment complex

kentaro ataka completes tunnel-shaped apartment complex
photo by daici ano
all images courtesy of kentaro ataka architectural design

 

 

 

in tokyo, local office kentaro ataka architectural design has completed a series of vaulted tunnel-shaped apartments as part of a residential complex named ‘hasu house’. located in a densely populated region of the japanese capital, the five-storey scheme features distinctive apertures cut into its façades. the complex comprises 11 individual units in addition to a penthouse level situated at the uppermost level of the structure – this area of the scheme serves as the owner’s private residence. each storey offers large floor-to-ceiling windows that not only fill internal volumes with natural light, but also provide expansive views across the city below.

kentaro ataka architectural design hasu house japan designboom
photo by daici ano

kentaro ataka architectural design hasu house japan designboom
photo by daici ano

kentaro ataka architectural design hasu house japan designboom
photo by daici ano

kentaro ataka architectural design hasu house japan designboom
photos by daici ano

kentaro ataka architectural design hasu house japan designboom
photo by daici ano

kentaro ataka architectural design hasu house japan designboom
photo by daici ano

kentaro ataka architectural design hasu house japan designboom
photo by daici ano

kentaro ataka architectural design hasu house japan designboom
photo by daici ano

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: kita-ku, tokyo, japan
type: apartment complex
site area: 241.31 sqm 
building area: 130.08 sqm
total floor area: 578.13 sqm
structure: reinforced concrete; 5 storeys
architect: kentaro ataka architectural design (kentaro ataka, itsuki watanabe)
structural engineers: SIGLO (yoshinori yamaguchi ,ayano horiuchi)
facility engineers: EOS (kazuhiro endoh), COMODO (naohisa yamashita)
landscape design: plantago (michio tase ,mayumi otabe)
photography: daici ano

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