Hi, I'm Rith!
previously@ Harvard, OMA, Studio Z, Khôra
(something like this,
in a nine-square grid)
Co-living in an alley
The project asks the question of how an alley of a dense
neighborhood in Tokyo can create variations of spaces to accommodate a new realm of
collective living. The design begins by extracting living amenities such as
kitchen, dining room, and living room in the existing program, and invert them
inside out, onto the public alleyway. In doing so, the current residents
gain larger square footage of those amenities and a sense of community by
sharing such amenities with the neighbors.
New surfaces of the alley, results from the cutting out, are guild wood panels. The gold adds the speculative quality to the domestic material of the wooden panels, whereas the new additions spaces are colored in various colors.
Site: Kagurazaka, Tokyo, Japan
Design critic: Sou Fujimoto, Mircea Eni