0016 Northern style housing complex, Aomori, JP
The project offers an answer on the question of urban housing in the 21st Century. The housing block is in fact a park building that creates six thousand square metre of rare green space for the crowded Japanese city. The house itself is repeated four times around the building ground and offers two hundred “plots”. On the plots individual villas will be built that can be chosen out of a catalogue. The cars can be parked on the lift-accessed galleries directly in front of the houses. The plots can be closed by seven metre high folding glass walls, which change them into winter gardens for the houses. By doing so the garden can be used the whole year and energy loss in the cold session is limited.
0016 Northern style housing complex
two hundred apartments and inner city program
open competition, second prize
City of Aomori