TOO49 by 16A

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.