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Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Architectural photographer Edmund Sumner has sent us his images of Tokyo Apartment by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, four house-shaped apartments stacked on top of each other.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Each apartment comprises two or three rooms connected over different levels by ladders and stairs both inside and outside the building.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

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Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

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Tokyo Apartment Tokyo, Japan

Collective housing built in the residential section of the center of Tokyo.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

It consists of four dwelling units including owner's dwelling unit.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Each dwelling unit is made with two or three independent rooms of prototypical "house" shapes.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

And the two rooms exist, separated like combination of the room of the first floor, and the room of the third floor and they are connected by outside stairs.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

That is, it can be said that each dwelling unit is realized by experience of two rooms and the city when passing along outside stairs.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

When you go up outside stairs, you will have experience that it is a wonder climbing a big mountain such as a city.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

It seems that you have your own house in the foot and summit of a mountain, respectively.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

And by the act which rises and gets down the mountain, mountain = the whole city will be experienced as its own house.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

This collective housing is the miniature of Tokyo.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

"Tokyo which never exists" is made into a form.

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto Architects

I meant making an infinite rich place which is crowded and disorderly.

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