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* Residential Architecture: Yotsuya Tenera Residence by Key Operation

Posted by the editors on Monday, 9 July 2012

Residential Architecture:  Yotsuya Tenera Residence by Key Operation: “..Apartments in this raw concrete block in Tokyo by architects Key Operation feature indoor balconies that look over both the street and internal stairwells..The three storey block contains twelve apartments but has no corridors; instead, each wing of the L-shaped block has a skylit stairwell containing a galvanised steel staircase, which leads directly to the front door of each apartment..These apartments each have a different layout, which the architects explain as being either I, L, C, or T-shaped..Concrete walls are exposed on the inside of the building as well as the outside and are textured with the grain of their larch plywood formwork..completed in 2010, but recently received an RIBA International Award..”  Intriguing re-thinking of communal space and traffic for the interior of this apartment building featuring interior balconies, galvanised steel staircase and board-formed concrete..

See our posts on the 2012 RIBA Awards and the 2012 RIBA International Awards.

See our post on a home by Key Operation: Residential Architecture: House Taishido by Key Operation Inc.

image: Toshihiro Sobajima; article: Dezeen

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