[Key Operation Inc. / Architects - FUDOMAE APARTMENT WITH SIX VOIDS - COVER IMG] Façade/ Nacasa & Partners Inc.


PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Multi Unit
Firm LocationTokyo, Japan
CompanyKey Operation Inc. / Architects
Lead ArchitectAkira Koyama
Design TeamDeveloper: ASCOT Corp./ Structural Engineer: Delta Structural Consultants/ Service Engineer: Comodo/ Contractor: Nakajima Kenko
ClientASCOT Corp.

Apartment project at the site with tight frontage in central Tokyo. Six voids are meeting the local evacuation code and supply the daylight and airflow, while retaining density and thus enhancing rents. The studio flats in this complex arrange their bath areas towards the core of their volume and corridor along an exterior wall. The respective corridors internally connect the six voids as thoroughfares of natural ventilation from the street-front to the back. A loft and steps for cats are located in the vicinity of windows facing the voids and provides comfort for human residents and cats.