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CompanyAPOLLO Architects & Associates,Ltd.
Lead DesignersSatoshi Kurosaki
CreditsPhotos: Masao Nishikawa
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Residential Building
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Entry Description

The clients purchased the tiered, irregularly shaped lot as a place to spend meaningful time as a family. They wanted courtyards to play a big part in their home life, and to fulfill that request, the design makes use of the distinctive property shape and topography.
The exterior is defined by two massive, offset concrete volumes with a board-formed finish. On the main level, a small courtyard and a large garden terrace on the south side serve as intermediary zones where the residents can enjoy the distinctive outdoor environment of a ranch-style home while maintaining privacy.


Kurosaki established APOLLO in 2000 that is the architecture studio from the professional career experience of the product development in the large residential company.
APOLLO’s offices are in Tokyo, Okinawa, Korea and China, and the primary works are residential, villa, resort, clinic and commercial facility.
Kurosaki is one of the most practicing architects who designed over 150 buildings for over 16 years in Japan.
He also published a full-coloured 600 pages APOLLO’s Monograph (Germany) in 2016.

Other Awards and Prizes

GOOD DESIGN AWARD (JAPAN) / Tokyo Association of Architectural Firms / The Japan Institute of Architects Excellent Architectural Award / Modern Living Award(JAPAN)/ HISE Design Award(Slovenia) / Wallpaper Design Award(England) / BUILD Architecture Awards (England) /
Architecture Awards for 2016 (England) / GERMAN DESIGN AWARD (Germany) / ICONIC Award (Germany) / Design for Asia Award (Hong Kong) / INTERNATIONAL SPACE DESIGN AWARD (China) / DNA Paris Design Award (France)