masatoshi hirai architects atelier has completed a mixed use building in shibuya, tokyo, combining a shop, a small office, and a multi-family house with a workplace. built using CLT (cross laminated timber), manufactured in mountain villages of japan, sarugaku plural directed tower adapts to the topography of its corner location, starting from a slender form and expanding as its site widens.
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masatoshi hirai architects atelier has combined living and working spaces by implementing the later in between areas of the multi-family residence. surplus areas in the housing part, produced as multiple households live together, are being used as workplaces, since, ‘unlike condominiums and office buildings, the work-residence mix forms a new typology that involves each other, creating relationships and communication that spans both sides, and building a community of new forms of living in cities,’ as the studio notes.
name: sarugaku plural directed tower
architect: masatoshi hirai architects atelier
location: shibuya, tokyo
principal use: shop, office, residence
site area: 62.50 sqm
total floor area: 172.96㎡
building area: 43.71㎡
structure: timber(CLT panel), partially reinforced concrete
structural engineers: oak structural engineers
facility adviser: mochida masanori
textile: yoko ando design
original lightings design: masatoshi hirai architects atelier, production: lignting crew
contractor: wada komuten
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