apollo architects and associates: lift
Images courtesy of masao nishikawa
Located in Sendai, Japan; this single story family home by Apollo Architects and Associates is characterised by “seamless geometric volumes
and an impenetrable facade”. The design revolves around a central courtyard and an upper level that protrudes out.
“conceived as a single, continuous space filled with natural light, the second floor – housing the
principal living spaces – provides un obstructed sight-lines that open on to a private terrace.
located between the front facade and the residence, the deck creates a transitional atmosphere
between the two environments. dark louvers on the slanted facade act as a shield to the residence,
providing views outwards but not in. light and cross ventilation that filter through the wooden
slats penetrate the home, reducing the amount of windows required on walls that face neighboring
The home centres around a courtyard, that separates the private and the public functions of each floor. The courtyard opens up the heavens and contains various vegetation. The use of naturak materials invoke a sense of borrowing from the introduced landscape.
We love architecture here and this is a beautiful one. The Japanese have done it again.
the grass is greener on the welded side