GROWING URBAN HABITATS

Kazuhiro Kojima + Tokyo University of Science + University of Tokyo | 50% Porous Block

Location | 2006? | Project Link

Perspective


Zone animation

AGGREGATE

- Typical entry spaces are pooled to create shared entry places
- Erosion of block versus extrusion allows for various unit types

INFUSE

- Eroded block contains unique outdoor rooms versus homogenous standardized zones
- Fissures allow for natural cross ventilation and views versus singlesided arrangement

RETAIN

- Multiple unit types allow families to relocate within the building instead of moving out
- Families grow with the structure allowing the sense of community to gestate

Research By: Kevin Day

POROUS

- Permeable, unconsolodated roof terraces open to light, air and views.
- 50% exterior space offers opportunity for social interaction in compact, high-temperature, high-humidity urban neighborhoods.

INTERWEAVE

- Overlapping unit blocks create exterior terraces that link rooms together, allowing for a fl uidity of movement in, out, and through living spaces.
- The edges are opened up to context, bringing life outdoors.

Research By: Ben Thompson

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