“Nakamachi Terrace,” in Kodaira City, is a single building comprised of nested smaller structures. Entering from the spacious entrance facing the Ome Highway, you are confronted with several hanare (annexes) built independently from one another. The space flows from the second to the third floor in a gentle continuum, leading to a spacious, open studio on the top floor.
All Images: © Yosuke Takeda / Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Portrait of Sejima by Takashi Okamoto
Each of small structures is a foundational part of the cellular whole, and the overall exterior is characterized by a smooth curvature achieved through enveloping the façade in expanded metal, which is treated to create a netlike appearance similar to the exterior of the New Museum in New York.
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