hiroyuki ito completes staggered concrete apartment building in tokyo
photo by makoto yoshida
all images courtesy of hiroyuki ito architects

 

 

 

japanese firm hiroyuki ito architects has constructed a concrete apartment building in a ward located outside of central tokyo. the structure, titled ‘BLOOM’, contains ten individual residential units, including duplex properties, spread across the scheme’s five storeys. inside the staggered monolithic volume, each unit comprises a balcony allowing the external space to be experienced as a natural continuation of the home’s living quarters. the use of concrete is continued throughout the interior, while timber serves as a visual counterpoint to the material’s heavyweight appearance. the building’s shape references the form of the neighborhood’s surrounding structures, standing as a bold reinterpretation of suburban japanese living.

hiroyuki ito architects bloom apartments tokyo japan designboom
the concrete apartment building is located in a ward just outside of central tokyo
photo by makoto yoshida

hiroyuki ito architects bloom apartments tokyo japan designboom
the structure contains ten individual residential units, including duplex properties
photo by makoto yoshida

hiroyuki ito architects bloom apartments tokyo japan designboom
the use of concrete is continued throughout the project’s internal spaces
photo by makoto yoshida

hiroyuki ito architects bloom apartments tokyo japan designboom
the use of timber serves as a visual counterpoint to the concrete’s heavyweight appearance
photo by makoto yoshida

hiroyuki ito architects bloom apartments tokyo japan designboom
stairway detail at the heart of the plan
photos by makoto yoshida

hiroyuki ito architects bloom apartments tokyo japan designboom
a bathroom within the five-storey scheme
photo by makoto yoshida

hiroyuki ito architects bloom apartments tokyo japan designboom
the staggered monolithic volume illuminated at night
photos by makoto yoshida

 

 

project info:

 

architect: hiroyuki ito architects
location: setagaya-ku, tokyo, japan
site area: 237.64 sqm
building area: 129.04 sqm
total floor area: 523.99 sqm
M&E: tetens / EOS plus
construction: sanyu construction
completed: august, 2014
photography: makoto yoshida