Walking Around the Corner Grain

Japanese architecture firms Eureka and MARU designed a nine unit apartment house at the corner of a residential suburb in the Saitama Prefecture.  The project demanded two parking spaces for each unit, creating a condition in which half of the entire site is covered by parking areas and driveways. Using the encircling driveways and parking spaces to create margins in the architecture, roofed semi-outdoor spaces were inserted into various places, which were then adjusted using wind simulations. It is a porous architecture that allows breeze and produces shades and opens up to the surrounding area and environment.

  • KUROME photo studio
  • MARU architecture, Eureka Architectural Design and Engineering