SIGN / Apollo Architects

Sign / apollo architects

For a three-story wooden house with small openings, ensuring the parking traffic line and entrance traffic line is a more difficult problem than the limitations of the quake-resistant wall on the gable side.

Sign / apollo architects

For this house, the problem was solved by setting the entrance gate, which also functions as a waist-high wall for the balcony on the street side, as a bearing wall.

Sign / apollo architects

The semi-closed gate creates a sense of depth and rhythm from the street to the entrance. A unique facade is created by wooden louvers, and this makes a lovely icon of the street view.

Project Details:
Location: Setagaya Ward Tokyo, Japan
Type: ResidentialHouses
Date of Completion: May 2013
Site Area: 70.12m2
Building Area: 41.62m2
Total Floor Area: 92.82m2 (1F, 29.96m2/2F, 32.04 m2/3F, 19.18 m2/)
Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates – www.kurosakisatoshi.com
Structure Engineers: Masaki Structure (Kenta Masaki)
Facility Engineers: Shimada Architects (Zenei Shimada)
Construction: Kera Construction
Photos: Masao Nishikawa

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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