yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture

‘open architecture’ by yoshiaki oyabu architects in osaka, japan all images courtesy yoshiaki oyabu architects image © akira itoh

japanese practice yoshiaki oyabu architects has completed ‘open architecture’, a multi-level extension of the public realm in osaka, japan. inserted in the spatial chasm between pre-existing buildings, the design seeks to promote activities and communication between the local inhabitants.

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture in context image © akira itoh

serving as a multifunctional stage for a variety of events and functions, the project exists in an especially congested residential area of the city. the flanking structures define an irregularly-shaped plot with a three-meter opening to the road. raised on a system of stilts, the structure provides a sheltered and intimate space on the ground level which gives access to a ramp made out of diamond-perforated metal. twisting in on itself on its rise, the project offers a flat wooden deck at the top. neutral in its program, the structure stands as a giant playground for kids which can be transformed to meet the needs of a specific event or function.

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture front view images © akira itoh

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture view from ramp image © akira itoh

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture leading up to the roof level images © akira itoh

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture roof terrace image © akira itoh

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture from underneath image © akira itoh

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architectureground level image © akira itoh

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architectureramps at night image © akira itoh

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecturenight view from the street image © akira itoh

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture site map

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture floor plan / level 0

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture floor plan / level +1

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture floor plan / roof level

yoshiaki oyabu architects: open architecture longitudinal section

  • Nice one.

    Alex
    Aug 02, 2011
  • Not just ladies with skirt, but heels?
    Anyway is great and amazing project!

    isoldeml
    Aug 02, 2011
  • i think its a little dangerous for kids considering the hard edges of steel

    tiutc
    Jul 28, 2011
  • Very unique! Japan is really good in architecture.

    Healthcare Architects
    Jul 27, 2011
  • It’s really great to see architectural initiatives like this happening in Japan.

    dykson
    Jul 26, 2011
  • Incredible

    screet
    Jul 26, 2011
  • Great project, amazing idea.

    kukubee
    Jul 26, 2011
  • Nice but tried it before. Try getting laddies walking through it with skirts on and see the response you get!

    Jimbo_Jet
    Jul 26, 2011
  • superb idea well built! bravo!

    ivan
    Jul 26, 2011

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