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norisada maeda uses algorithm to generate EAST & WEST house
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jul 24, 2014
norisada maeda uses algorithm to generate EAST & WEST house


norisada maeda uses algorithm to generate EAST & WEST house
photo by studio dio
all images courtesy of norisada maeda atelier

 

 

 

in the japanese city of nagoya, local practice norisada maeda atelier has completed ‘EAST & WEST’, a residential property whose internal spatial configuration has been almost automatically defined by a computational process. utilizing CAD, the design team produced an algorithm to define the layout of the home’s rooms and functional units.

 

using a list of rooms required by the client as a starting point, the following restraints were placed on the automated design: a large opening was required on the south and west elevations, providing natural daylight; rooms had to remain at their predetermined level, (for example the kitchen must be positioned on the ground floor); and a south facing balcony must be included. after the model had been generated, the architect refined the details,of the scheme cladding the exterior of the building with corrugated aluminum and rendering the sinuous interior with a brilliant white finish.

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the partially cantilevered structure is clad with corrugated aluminum
photo by studio dio

norisada maeda atelier east and west house japan designboom
an external enclosure adjacent to the property
photo by studio dio

norisada maeda atelier east and west house japan designboom
an algorithm was produced to define the layout of the home’s rooms and functional units
photo by studio dio

norisada maeda atelier east and west house japan designboom
the view from the dwelling’s upper level
photo by studio dio

norisada maeda atelier east and west house japan designboom
looking upwards inside the two-storey home
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norisada maeda atelier east and west house japan designboom
the south facing balcony viewed from below
photo by studio dio

norisada maeda atelier east and west house japan designboom
façade detail
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norisada maeda atelier east and west house japan designboom
windows are strategically positioned along the building’s longitudinal elevation
photo by studio dio

 

 

project info:

 

location: nagoya, japan
site area: 77.15 sqm
total floor area: 115.97 sqm
function: private residence
structural system: steel structure / 2 storeys
photography: studio dio

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