Ridge Apartment Complex


Japanese studios SNARK and OUVI created a 2-stories wooden apartment built in Takasaki city, Gunma.
Gunma is the automobile society and, a car ownership rate per particular person of Gunma is the highest in Japan. The transportation by auto expands a sphere of life, and this is unique locality of Gunma.

Typically, a context of generating architectures is quoted from a neighborhood and modest region exactly where we can go on foot. However, I quote a context from a wider range in this case and, design and style it by a macro scale of the scenery.

Plan of every dwelling unit is nearly very same but part is not same at all. I design and style the part of every dwelling unit meticulously from the each scenario – place of the area, line of sight from a peripheral street, and roof shape. As a end result, form of windows and undulation of ceilings is each different. Individuals issues and variation in floor degree management line of sight and light. A shadow provides density of light and shade for the place.

Every single ridge this kind of as ream of slant roof, undulation of ceiling present the new form of the apartment in this area that is able to link the sense of the resident to “wide neighborhood” that is a nearby characteristic of Gunma.

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Photographs by Ippei Shinzawa