Nishiazabu Apartment
Hiroshi Ueda

Nishiazabu Apartment

Naoi architecture & design office as Architects

An apartment building in Minato-ku, Tokyo. The site faces the east-west two-sided road and has a height difference of about 4 m.

photo_credit Hiroshi Ueda
Hiroshi Ueda

Taking advantage of the height difference, we created a room that looks like the ground floor even though it is on the basement floor, and each room faces the road.

photo_credit Hiroshi Ueda
Hiroshi Ueda

The design is based on the bright bricks originally made so as not to destroy the calm atmosphere of Nishi-Azabu. Even with a limited budget, we chose materials that were particular about the real thing, and also effectively incorporated planting as part of the design, and made efforts to secure costs only there.

photo_credit Hiroshi Ueda
Hiroshi Ueda

It would be great if the bricks produced good horse mackerel over time and these trees could grow even in a small space, contributing to the cityscape.

photo_credit Hiroshi Ueda
Hiroshi Ueda

We believe that it is important to design a design that not only the residents but also the surrounding area and neighbors will love, in order to aim for a sustainable architecture that will be loved for a long time.

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