OKM / ARTechnic Architects

Architects: ARTechnic Architects
Area: 328 m²
Year: 2014
Photography: Noboro Inoue
City: Suginami
Country: Japan

OKM, designed by ARTechnic Architects in Tokyo, is a 4-story building featuring a private residence and apartment units. The 1st and 2ns floors provide parking and house three apartments, while the 3rd and 4th floors contain the owner’s living space. The building faces a pocket park and incorporates hook-shaped exterior walls to blend privacy with openness to the park.

Okm / artechnic architects

OKM is a four-story building in Tokyo, designed by ARTechnic Architects. The building features a private residence and apartment units. The 1st and 2nd floors offer parking space and three apartments, while the 3rd and 4th floors house the owner’s residence. A pocket park lies across the south side street, and the building opens to this park while maintaining privacy with three layers of hook-shaped exterior walls on the facades.

These hook-shaped walls also define the inner spatial structure. The upper volume of the building includes double-height space, and the openings in this space are framed by these walls, which act as louvres to block street views while allowing park views. A large opening at the southeastern corner of the 4th floor provides a view of the Shinjuku skyscrapers. The horizontal sections of the hook-shaped walls serve as balcony slabs and handrails, with deeper and taller sections at lower levels to protect from street-level views.

The building uses external heat insulation and underfloor air conditioning. Interior walls and ceilings are finished in exposed concrete, with the contrast of orderly furniture, doors, and windows defining the space. Special consideration was given to their arrangement to enhance the overall design of OKM.

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Address: Suginami, Tokyo, Japan

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