apartment in nishiazabu by SALHAUS contains protruding terraces
apartment in nishiazabu by SALHAUS contains protruding terraces apartment in nishiazabu by SALHAUS contains protruding terraces
apr 16, 2015
apartment in nishiazabu by SALHAUS contains protruding terraces


apartment in nishiazabu by SALHAUS contains protruding terraces
image © masao nishikawa

 

 

 

this apartment building in japan contains ten small rental units in an area dominated by low-rise timber houses and high-rise condominiums. designed by local practice SALHAUS, the residences are unlike typical japanese apartments in that they are characterized by a profound sense of openness and transparency.

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the apartment building contains ten small rental units
image © masao nishikawa

 

 

 

each unit has a private terrace enclosed by a mesh screen around its entrance, ensuring that the lives of each inhabitant are extended to external areas of the plan. in this way, the connection between the residential units and the surrounding city becomes a more natural and fluid transition. an atrium rises through the center of the building, providing ample daylight and ventilation to each of the apartments. facing this void, private terraces offer the scheme’s residents a place to display particular parts of their life – such as bicycles, furniture or plants.

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the residences are unlike typical japanese apartments in that they have a continual sense of openness
image © masao nishikawa

salhaus apartment in nishiazabu japan designboom
each unit has a private terrace enclosed by lace-like mesh screen
image © masao nishikawa

salhaus apartment in nishiazabu japan designboom
the lives of the inhabitants are extended to external areas of the plan
image © masao nishikawa

salhaus apartment in nishiazabu japan designboom
private terraces offer the scheme’s residents a place to display particular parts of their life
image © masao nishikawa

salhaus apartment in nishiazabu japan designboom
image © masao nishikawa

salhaus apartment in nishiazabu japan designboom
individual terraces
image © masao nishikawa

salhaus apartment in nishiazabu japan designboom
the surrounding area is dominated by low-rise timber houses and high-rise condominiums
image © masao nishikawa

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‘apartment in nishiazabu’ illuminated at night
image © masao nishikawa

 

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