Helen Morgan

Henri Gueydan's Colorful Renovated Apartment Block Breathes Life Into a Japanese Suburb

by , 03/01/14

okazaki, henri gueydan, suburban architecture, green design, sustainable architecture, eco design, nagoya japan, family housing, modern architecture

The 2000 square meter building consists of color-blocked concrete volumes stacked one on top of the other. The smallest volume is on the bottom of the building, while larger spaces are located at the sides and the top. From afar the exterior looks disjointed and unusual – the curved sections provide an intriguing contrast with the building’s linear layout. The colorful concrete apartment block is an ultra modern take on family housing that puts forth a playful streetside facade, enlivening the neighborhood that surrounds it.

+ Henri Gueydan

Via ArchDaily

Photos by Toshihisa Iishi

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