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Aug 12, 2011
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Aug 10, 2011
mejiro studio: SMG
Aug 03, 2011
mejiro studio: SMG
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aug 03, 2011
mejiro studio: SMG

‘SMG’ by mejiro studio in huchu-shi, tokyo, japan
all images courtesy mejiro studio
image © koichi torimura

japanese architecture practice mejiro studio has sent us images of ‘SMG’, a three-storey
apartment complex in the suburbs of tokyo, japan. featuring an undulating exterior surface,
the design establishes a strong identity on the vague scenery of the site while generating
alternative interior spaces in pockets and curving nooks.

within context
image © koichi torimura

striking in its form, the apartment complex contrasts itself from the visual nature of the suburbs.
generously sized windows wrap around the curved surface, resulting in a playful and dynamic
exterior expression. outdoor terraces remain sheltered within the general volume of the building,
maintaining a sense of continuity in the envelope.

street view
image © koichi torimura

planned at a 45 degree angle, the interior space of the apartment units are strongly shaped by
the undulating wall. pushed in and pulled out, a number of organically-shaped cavities become
a place for small programs, such as the bathroom or terrace. the skewed layout also prevents
unwanted views from the neighbourhood while also providing an immense structural support
for the whole complex. arranged in an open-concept scheme, the units benefit from an extended
sense of space created by the curving wall.

long elevation
image © koichi torimura

wrap-around windows
image © koichi torimura

image © koichi torimura

interior view of ground unit
image © koichi torimura

image © koichi torimura

curved walls from the interior
image © koichi torimura

by the outdoor terrace
image © koichi torimura

image © koichi torimura

image © koichi torimura

interior wall partitions
image © koichi torimura

view of kitchen
image © koichi torimura

kitchen unit
image © koichi torimura

circulation space
image © koichi torimura

views of stairs
images © koichi torimura

landing with access to units
image © koichi torimura

view from window
image © koichi torimura

pockets of space
image © koichi torimura

night view
image © koichi torimura

image © koichi torimura

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1

floor plan / level +2

project info:

site area: 403.75 m2
total floor area: 499.50 m2
building system: concrete structure
structural engineer: structural design office PLUS ONE
contractor: okuda kensetsu

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