MAKUHARI BAY NEW TOWN

Chiba, Japan 1996

English

DESCRIPTION +


功能: 190 units of housing, retail and public facilities
业主: Mitsui Fudosan Group
    规模 27,601 sq ft
阶段: complete


The new town of Makuhari is sited on a dredged fill at the rim of Tokyo Bay. Our concept interrelates two distinct types: silent heavyweight buildings and active lightweight structures. The silent buildings shape urban space and passage with apartments entered via inner garden courts. The concrete bearing walls have thick facades and a rhythmic sequence of openings. Slightly inflected according to sunlight they gently bend space and passage. Celebration of natural phenomena is taken up by the lightweight "activist" forms. Individuated "sounds" invade the heavyweight "silence" of the bracketing buildings. Inspired by Basho's The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the semi-public inner gardens and the perspectival arrangement of activist houses form an inner journey.

AWARDS+


  • 1997 JAPANESE BUILDING CONTRACTORS SOCIETY AWARD
  • 1993 NYC AIA ARCHITECTURE PROJECT AWARD

CREDITS+

  • architect
    • – Steven Holl Architects
    • Steven Holl ( design architect )
    • Tomoaki Tanaka ( project architect )
    • Mario Gooden ( project team, master plan )
    • Tom Jenkinson ( project team, master plan )
    • Janet Cross ( project team, master plan )
    • Terry Surjan ( project team, master plan )
    • Anderson Lee ( project team, design development/construction )
    • Sumito Takashina ( project team, design development/construction )
    • Sebastian Schulze ( project team, design development/construction )
    • Gundo Sohn ( project team, design development/construction )
    • Justin Korhammer ( project team, design development/construction )
    • Bradford Kelley ( project team, design development/construction )
    • Lisina Fingerhuth ( project team, design development/construction )
    • Anna Müller ( project team, design development/construction )
    • Jan Kinsbergen ( project team, design development/construction )
    • Hideaki Ariizumi ( project team, design development/construction )
  • associate architects
    • – Kajima Design Toshio Enomoto, Masahiro Shimazaki, Kazuhiko Funo, Akihito Morino, Yashushi Ninomiya (project team)
      – K. Sone & Environmental Design Associates
    • Konichi Sone ( principal )
    • Tomoko Watanabe ( project architect )
    • Yoshihiro Kanamaru, Hisakazu Ishijima (project team)
  • engineer
    • – Kajima Design
  • block design coordinator
    • – Konichi Sone
  • block architect
    • – Toshio Enomoto
      – Kajima Design
  • landscape architect
    • – JUKA Garden and Architecture
  • lighting consultant
    • – L'Observatoire International
  • general contractor
    • – Kajima Design
      – Kaisei
      – Mitsui Fudosan Group

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