This playfully renovated building near Nagoya, Japan introduces a fresh burst of color to an otherwise ordinary suburb. Henri Gueydan Architects renovated the project to accommodate rental units and commercial space while breaking with tradition and re-imagining the building's facade. The colorful apartment building certainly breathes new life into the suburban scene!
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.
Photos by Toshihisa Iishi