By Yenna Chan

ISBN-10: 1616735945

ISBN-13: 9781616735944

Take a visible examine the architectural info of smaller residential areas. This publication specializes in the kind of architectural information that make up specified residential areas below 1,200 sq. ft [120 sq. meters]. It provides fresh paintings by way of architects from world wide in colour photos and architectural drawings.

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Indd 30 Small Environments CD1206-49 / 4269 12/8/06 4:40:19 PM 2 040 mm (6' 8") 2 179 mm (7' 1 3/4") 2 090 mm (6' 10") 1 185 mm (3' 10") 1 025 mm (3' 4") 3 080 mm (10' 1") Left The four structural base supports are weighed down on the rooftop surface but the structure’s own weight also counters wind loads. ) Augmenting the openness of its sides, a skylight is set into one of the bays of the nine-square grid structure. indd 32 Small Environments CD1206-49 / 4269 12/8/06 4:27:14 PM Cell Space Architects, Diagonal House, Tokyo, Japan The approach to this house in a residential part of Tokyo is quiet and restrained; a high wall next to the entrance allows only a small glimpse of the courtyard in front.

At dusk the second level of the house emits a gentle glow through etched glass that allows light but not views into the sleeping quarters. indd 34 Small Environments CD1206-49 / 4269 12/8/06 4:28:54 PM kitchen living room terrace entrance Above The flooring inside the house appears to extend to the exterior even with the glass panels closed. The opposition of the two triangular forms reads as a single space. Above the sliding doors, the glazed wall dematerializes as transom, soffit, and reflected light combine to further erase boundaries between the two sides.

Indd 36 Small Environments D1106-43/4271 11/11/06 9:05:08 AM Shigeru Ban Architects, Glass Shutter House, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan The simple cubic volume and the shuttered façades develop the familiar architectural language of the commercial streetscape in this busy mixed-use area. Planning restrictions inspired the vertical parti of three tiers that rise toward the rear of the property, accommodating a restaurant, a kitchen-studio, and living space. Above and Left Despite the narrowness of the site, space is made for a courtyard that provides western light and reorients the building with a second, more private façade.

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