concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

following a similar approach of ‘the concrete apartment complex’, ryuichi sasaki introduces ‘escenario todoroki’ residence which is located close to the todoroki ravine park in japan. nestled in the only wild valley in central tokyo, the facade with the recessed walls reflects the rareness and exotic nature of the rough environment found in the midst of bustling streets. the dwelling takes shape as a primitive yet recognizable concrete box while consisting of sixteen units that differ from each other.concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyoall images courtesy of takumi ota photography, bauhaus neo

 

 

drawing from the valley, the structure includes a quiet entrance secluded from the crowded city. ryuichi sasaki set big square openings on the facade to expand the interior. the galvanized plates and the recessed walls reflect — in a variety of colors; neon shades of blue and yellow — the changeable weather and the city’s active movements: the passing transports and pedestrians.concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

 

 

despite urban building restrictions, the design follows a minimalist approach including highly flexible and diverse spatial layouts. each unit corresponds to a different use such as working, living, dining, and kitchen areas, while they are individually and carefully designed to make the best of large square openings allowing natural light and ventilation to flow through the interior. the spaces within the units provide each resident with flexibility, as at any time residents are able to alter the spatial atmosphere of their apartment. each section consists of a partial wall that carves a small area with double use; either a walk-in closet or a compact computer booth. concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo 

 

 

a garden-like area is settled on the first floor, bringing the greenery scene inside. the inhabitants’ rooms face the west with square-framed views opening towards the park. the minimalistic design with the switch of materials and spatial arrangement, recommends a harmonious appreciation of forms and objects in the dynamic state, expanding the concept of living a life without the focus of owning, but rather enjoying the thriving sense of freedom’.

concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

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concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

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concrete box residence by ryuichi sasaki reflects its surroundings in tokyo

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: escenario todoroki

architect: ryuichi sasaki / sasaki architecture

design team: ryuichi sasaki, gen sakaguchi, yuriko ogura / sasaki architecture

producer: hidetaka gonai / escenario co.,ltd

structure engineer: tatsumi terado / tatsumi terado structural studio

client: nobumitsu ohashi / shukou kensetsu co.,ltd

light design: natsuha kameoka / lighting sou

contractor: saito construction company ltd

location: todoroki, setagaya-ku, tokyo, japan

site area: 234.17 sqm (2,520.5 sqft)

building area: 140.75 sqm (1,515 sqft)

total floor area: 563.00 sqm (6,060 sqft)

photography: takumi ota photography, bauhaus neo

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