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Modelia Days NAKANOBU,  | International Design Awards Winners
Modelia Days NAKANOBU,  | International Design Awards Winners
Modelia Days NAKANOBU,  | International Design Awards Winners
Modelia Days NAKANOBU,  | International Design Awards Winners
Modelia Days NAKANOBU,  | International Design Awards Winners
Modelia Days NAKANOBU,  | International Design Awards Winners
Modelia Days NAKANOBU,  | International Design Awards Winners
Modelia Days NAKANOBU,  | International Design Awards Winners
Modelia Days NAKANOBU,  | International Design Awards Winners

Modelia Days NAKANOBU

Lead DesignersRyuichi Sasaki+Rieko Okumura
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
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Entry Description

The building sits in a lively shopping lane in Nakanobu, Tokyo.

The arrangement of the openings on the façade, concentrated at the bottom and spread gradually up, is there to give a floating feel and to reduce massiveness of the concrete.

Interior is composed solely of exposed concrete and plain white walls in simplest possible details. Planning as well as design aims thorough simplicity: a set of modest independent walls replaces a closet; one tap serves cooking and handwashing. These propose minimal form of a collective dwelling, life unreliant on products, richness of not having.
The few elements left, on the other hand, are designed to stimulate new ideas for habitation. Simplicity when resolute, gives out a new flexibility.

Every single opening is square-shaped. Square is the purest form of an opening.
Steel window frames cast varying shadows to add a non-uniform expression on the facade.