Urban Square 2

There are severe restrictions on building coverage ratio in the site of Void in a Forest. The reason of this restriction is that the site is appointed as scenic districts, because the site is next to the large famous park in Tokyo.

To design an agora in this residential building, making the best use of the restriction is the solution. By prioritizing the restrictions and the conditions of units, a void like an agora named “Urban Court” is created.

Although the court is placed in the northern part of this apartment, it is full of light by putting it next to the big park. The walls of the court are painted white, the space of the court would be brighter by the reflection of light in this white wall.

In this square without roof, one would feel nature either when it’s sunny or rainy. When one looks up, one would see “one’s own sky” framed by the walls.

To make the court relate to the nature of the park, bamboos are planted at the center of it. One would feel the warmness by natural slate stones paved in the court. One always sees this agora when you go into your unit, because it is next to the elevator, stairs, and corridors.

YDS  keeps in mind that courts would be more familiar with residents.