SPEAC inc: fukuoka residence
 
SPEAC inc: fukuoka residence SPEAC inc: fukuoka residence
may 12, 2011

SPEAC inc: fukuoka residence

‘fukuoka residence’ by speac inc, akasaka-fukuoka, japan images courtesy of speac inc / © masao nishikawa

japanese practice SPEAC inc has designed ‘fukuoka residence’, a multi-unit apartment building in fukuoka, japan. skewed and angular in its form, the structure responds to shadow restrictions and regulations that often limit the height, shape and placement of towers. positioned at the southernmost edge of the site, angled away from the sun, the apartment features a strategically composed typology which allows it to stand tall above the surrounding environment without casting unwanted shadows onto the neighboring structures.

entrance

fourteen individual units measuring fifty square meters each, are dispersed over eight floors, arranged to provide three-sided views outwards. varying in layout and orientation, the dwellings feature high ceilings and large windows that introduce natural light and ventilation into the compact private homes.

overall building

terrace

interior of typical apartment

kitchen of typical apartment

hallway and living room of typical apartment

courtyard

side elevation

section

shadow diagram

project info:

location: chuo-ku, fukuoka city, fukuoka, japan structural engineer: yasutaka konihi construction: nishimatsu construction electrics and hydraulics: EOS plus and comodo site area: 383sqm built area: 997sqm

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