sayama flat by schemata architects / jo nagasaka
sayama flat by schemata architects / jo nagasakaall images courtesy of schemata architects
director of schemata architects, jo nagasaka has sent us some images from their recently completed ‘sayama flat’ project. schemata is based in tokyo, while the ‘sayama flat’ is located in a 29-year-old apartment building an hour from central tokyo in the town of sayama. unlike traditional renovation projects which empty the entire residence to start fresh, schemata chose to be selective, leaving certain parts intact while others were removed. the result is a space which appears ‘in-process’ and partially complete, filled with contrasts. raw concrete is paired with polished wood and entire rooms are left bare while others remain completely finished.
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designed to provide a safe refuge for hikers, the small timber construction is built on the mountain top at 2908 meters above sea level.
in an aesthetic dialogue, a second lighter volume complements the dark facade and imposes itself as an urban landmark.
the diagonal lines of the extended roof plane are designed to shield the interior space from direct sunlight.
the images illustrate the composition of the house, where the original wooden structure sits on top of its more recently built foundation.