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Eastern Design Office – On The Corner

This seven rooms building is a beautiful work of architecture by Eastern Design Office. Located  in the district of Youkaichi, Japan, the unique triangular structure of iron is recalling the famous Flatiron Building in New York.

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 The area where the building is located is a a residential area as well an industrial area. Also there are  many bars and restaurants around and a highway interchange nearby the town.

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With a sharp triangle shape lot, this is a very unusual spot to build a house so it remained bereft of life for a long time. But the ingenious architects thought of a building that would take the shape of the triangle plot. They designed a triangular residential complex of 13 meters height with the base line 23m x height 12m x oblique line 26m. It’s a typical tenanted apartment house with seven rooms, 1-3rd two units on each floor and one on the 4th floor.  Each room is composed of a living room of 13 m2, two bed rooms with 13 m2 and 9m2, a prefabricated bathroom, a kitchen system and a toilet. They are planned to be easy to rent for town people.

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The exterior wall is made out of square cut stone, concrete and glass formed like scattered cards on it. They are bound by a “cross” so that the spread out material would not disjoin.

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(via  Eastern Design Office)

 

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