|Service||Architecture / Landscape / Interior|
|Project Team||Master Architect / Jun Mitsui & Associates, A, B, D, GW, H, Social house, Green House, Design Architect / Jun Mitsui & Associates|
|Total floor area||Appx.8.3ha (development area)|
|Location||1-31, Takaidohigashi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo|
|Award||Good Design Award 2010|
This project inherited a historical section surrounded by greenery that has been protected by a company for over 70 years. It was a large development for a housing complex with approximately 8.3ha and a total of 522 dwellings and 9 sections. We firstly took one year to create over 100 pages of master guidelines and prototype models to clarify the direction of this town and the architectural design. For the guidelines, we deciphered the 70 years of history of this section and laid out the principles of the Vernacular architecture that seems as though it has been here since a long time ago, the evidence of architects struggling and the Art & Crafts that involved people’s passion and warmth that were put into every part of the building.
After that, we spent about a year working together with other architects on the whole town design, all the architects followed the guidelines and had repeated discussions over the design with a 1/100 sized accurate model that showed each section’s shape, colour and materials.
We set a goal of being remembered by people proud of their ‘homes’ in the future with the people involved when designing and we tried our hardest as architects. We could create a unique design for each section as well as create a unity of views, and contribute to creating a town like a landscape painting that suits the courtyard in every section and design a balanced street space with plenty of greenery.
With whomever gets involved with the design, we put all our effort into creating a town that people would remember and be proud of in the future as a ‘home’. We believe we could contribute to creating a town like a landscape painting that blends the street space with abundant greenery and a courtyard that fits each section.
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