The site is located along the approach to a renowned shrine and on the edge of a plateau in the Yushima district of Tokyo. In recent years, buildings in the area have been replaced by apartment complexes, which rapidly transformed the area’s spatial character.

Aerial view; the distorted U-shaped volume distinguishes itself from adjacent buildings. All photos by Masao Nishikawa < > View from the front road; an impression of two high and narrow buildings standing side by side < > < >

There were a few challenges within the site context that significantly shaped the design, namely the irregular shape of the plot and the lighting conditions, both due to buildings surrounding it from three directions. In response, the architects created ...







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