Michiyama Home and Retailer / Niko Design Studio
Textual content description offered by the architects. The positioning form is sort of triangular and is positioned between a fundamental avenue and a residential space. Greater than half of the positioning faces the road. Due to its good location, the shopper requested a home with an area that may very well be used as a rental retailer. It wasn’t straightforward to guard privateness within the location if the looks instantly confirmed a retailer subsequent to the residence or if part of the residence was a retailer.
Due to this fact, earlier than contemplating its objective, we imagined the general picture of the constructing as a sequence of roofs, massive and small, dispersed all through the constructing, after which we thought in regards to the look of the varied inside and exterior areas that may be contained underneath the roofs.
The complexity of the a number of roofs, which change their look relying on the place you look, makes it tough to think about the format of the home. We hoped that this may not solely shield the household’s way of life(privateness) however would additionally make it a well-known presence for passersby and youngsters.
In the course of the design course of, society was within the midst of COVID-19. We’re planning this challenge whereas additionally imagining a future through which it may be flexibly transformed to different makes use of moreover housing, equivalent to being partially helpful to town when sudden social modifications come once more sooner or later. When accomplished, the constructing is not going to solely be a “vessel for residing” however can even be capable to contribute to the city and society. It’s as if it expresses Mr. Michiyama’s persona. We’re wanting ahead to the longer term!