Damier by Apollo Architects & Associates

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Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

This house with checkered windows by Japanese firm Apollo Architects & Associates sits on a street corner in downtown Tokyo.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Damier is built over five stories with with the first two forming rentable space.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

The concrete construction is left exposed on the exterior facade and interior ceilings.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

A steel spiral staircase connects all the floors and leads up to a roof terrace.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

All photographs are by Masao Nishikawa.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

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DAMIER

Urban housing built on a area of 23m2 in a 30m2 site.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Located in downtown Tokyo, where old and new coexist in the form of old houses and stores and large-scale apartment buildings.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

The owner of the house grew up in this area and decided to rebuild one of the two tenement houses that he inherited from his father into a five-storied house.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

An architectural plan that makes use of the characteristic position of the site located at the corner of a crossing has been developed.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Employing a checkered pattern on the three sides facing onto the roads enabled a view from the interiors to all directions and a striking exterior.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

A reinforced-concrete wall structure was adopted in order to reduce the wall thickness as much as possible because of the limited size of the site.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

The ground and first floors were respectively designed to be leased out to a real-estate company and for residence.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Entering from the door on the ground floor, a spiral staircase leads to the upper floor where more light pours in and the windows frame a richer view.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Leasing out the ground floor to secure an income and securing permanence in urban life by dividing the private and the public has by now become a standard choice.

Damier by APOLLO Architects & Associates

This monumental architectural work will become part of history as a new landmark of the neighborhood.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/bo.situmeang Boris Situmeang

    Where else in this world can architecture be this sexy?

  • admiral brilliant

    everywhere else?

  • dorian gray

    cant see this lightlightwhite architecture from japan anymore – im full of it!
    sorry – just my 5 cent…

  • Felix

    hope the residents don't slip down the stairwell because there's no balustrade

  • http://lettuceoffice.com nico

    loving the huge windows! too bad the exterior poles/wiring can't be shoved underground. I'd even settle for painting them a slew of different colors.

  • james

    how do i get my furniture upstairs?

  • arquiteto

    more greeeeeeeeen! more green… more greeeeen, green, green, green.
    green.

  • Kuyu Kuyu

    I think project needs to be judged and evaluated through its plans and sections to see if it can answer the posted questions.