Yanaka Terrace


  • collective housing

This is the cooperative housing of nine houses which is facing Kototoi Street. The mansion of Taisho Era stood before the plan. The main building which had escaped the war devastation of World War II seemed to be the historic property of this area. Moreover, It seemed time had sunk deeply on the surface of the warehouse or the stone pavement and the stone lantern in the garden. These were the “texture of city” which I myself feel to Yanaka’s town. We carried out the workshops for the residents of this building. The history of the town has been held, we walked along the “narrow alley” characteristic of this area, that feeling of a scale was tasted, and a color and a material peculiar to the area were found. In the cooperative projects, the production of a architecture and the production of human relations advance simultaneously. The design process which such a workshop is included was very effective. It would polish up “texture of city”. I wish this building to be “the historic property of the area” in the far future.

LocationTaito-ku, Tokyo
UseResidential building
StructureReinforced concrete
Scale3 stories + 1 basement
Site area339.83m2
Building area188.44m2
Total floor area764.39m2
Architectaat+makoto yokomizo, architects Inc.
Structural designStructured Environment
Service engineering-
Lighting plan-
Sound engineering-
Landscape design-
Graphic design-
Interior design-
Design periodMarch2011-Oct2011
Construction periodNov2011-Nov2012
OthersA:86.06㎡ B:70.32㎡ C:73.43㎡ D:79.05㎡ E:81.43㎡ F:79.05㎡ G:58.52㎡ H:80.00㎡ I:75.30㎡ 
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