2022 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Facade/Toshiyuki Yano

Kannai Blade Residence (ZOOM Yokohama Kannai)

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Multi Unit
Firm LocationTokyo, Japan
Project locationYokohama, Kanagawa, JAPAN
CompanyKEY OPERATION INC./ARCHITECTS
Lead ArchitectAkira Koyama
Design TeamClient: TOHSHIN PARTNERS Co., Ltd.

Apartment building covered with thin concrete panels. Particular attention was paid to create façade as unique and characterful as the historical buildings surrounding the site. The emphasised concrete floor slabs are reflecting area’s horizontal linearity. The shoji-like thin concrete fins have been creating a light and shadow across the facades. The paper-thin concrete panels added to the façade randomly, concealing the small units behind them. You feel more open and connected with the outside world through these thin concrete panels, retaining a sense of scale that is both human and urban.