gifu kitagata apartments II

the 105–unit apartment building is part of arata isozaki’s master plan for a large housing complex in kitagata in the gifu prefecture which is basically a government subsidized housing project in regional japan.

in order to fulfil the goal to create affordable living space, a standardization need has made the  individually-designed dwelling impossible.

the building which has got the appearance of  a fish skin is made up of fifteen interconnected vertical stacks, seven units high. the slight increment of the units by 1.5° at the joint creates a shallow curve, convex to the street and concave to the open common space to the south.

gps: 35.43328, 136.6849 / code: japgif0001

link to google maps

location: japan, gifu

architect: elizabeth diller

completed: 2002

photo: 17/01/06




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