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Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates | White Colony

Architecture Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates | White Colony

The site is located in a quiet residential area, which is off a highway along a medium size road. In addition to houses, wooden rented apartments, offices, and shops are mixed in somewhat sparsely among the neighborhood.  This building has a rather large volume for a house, and is also larger than the neighboring buildings. Therefore, we intended to fit the building into the surrounding context.

Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates | White Colony

© Koji Sakai

 

Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates | White Colony

© Koji Sakai

Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates | White Colony

© Koji Sakai

Many windows and projections are made on the exterior walls. The sizes of these were decided based on the window sizes that were found from a survey of the surrounding buildings.  We intended to camouflage the large volume with small windows and projections, and fit it into the scale of the surrounding environment.

Location: Sapporo, Japan
Architects: Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates
Project name: White Colony
Type: Residence
Area: 397.53 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Koji Sakai
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