TOO49 by 16A

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Japanese architects 16A completed TOO49, a housing complex containing two-bed flats and studios, earlier this year.

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The building is close to Tokyo's Haneda airport.

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Here's some info from the architects:

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TOO49 (Housing)

“Courtyard Flats” – Closeness and Openness

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TOO49 is a six-story housing complex with 43 studios and 6 two-bed-room units.

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The building volume was cut by a certain angle under shadow control and wore black natural slates on it, which formed a massive solid to secure residents’ privacy.

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This sloping roof, at the same time, makes an appearance of urbanity with characteristic openings on each courtyard.

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Proposed in this project was the prototype of stacking courtyard houses to keep not-so-distance with urban context.

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This out-of-scale block imposed in an anytown will blend in with the neighborhood as the roof texture improves with age.

16A Inc.

  • edward

    I applaud the effort not to dominate the context by sloping the roof and the black slate is really quality stuff but I would like to know a lot more on the rest of the project. Some plans maybe?

  • syco

    simply stunning !

  • nick

    externally really does not do anything for me, but internally it is beautifully lit and material choice is obviously be a fundemental part of the design

  • Ben

    would love to see floor plans of this project

  • Tyler

    The form is very dynamic. It is one of those buildings that, when you first see it as you turn a corner it would make your heart beat faster.

  • Diamond

    I personally want to see sections, other drawings are also appreciated

  • MIRTEC

    nice details.. and i love the rainpipe in the hall..
    and yes: some more info is very welcome!

  • http://www.architectonica.ca Dariusz

    simple, beautiful and warm.. would love to see that in person!

  • http://16a.jp/ Hana (16A)

    Sorry, our e-mail address was wrong. I wrote right e-mail address in the website. The person who wants to have contact please look at the http://16a.jp/ (official website).