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Two new projects from Apollo Architects & Associates

by Simon Yuen on Apr 5, 2016 in Architecture
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Japanese architectural firm Apollo Architects & Associates has recently completed two projects in Obu city and Nagoya

The studio has finished a residential project in Obu City, Aichi prefecture, which also serves as a gallery space for the owner’s contemporary art collection.

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The building has three levels, and the floor area of each storey is bigger than the lower one. The first floor is made from reinforced concrete and glazing for  good visibility, serving as a gallery which is lowered as a semi-underground sunken space. A concrete partition in the gallery blocks direct sunlight to allow visitors to appreciate art via reflected light on the ceiling.

The second floor is cantilevered in order to provide a garage space on the first floor, while the third floor is designed as a family room in a monotone colour palette, allowing it to be converted into a gallery in future.

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Another of the firm’s projects is located near Nagoya Station with a building area of less than 33 sq-m. This three-storey building is covered with brown louvres and grey paint and looks like a bird’s nest.

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The first floor consists of a garage space, the entrance of the house and a main bedroom, while the second floor houses a children’s room. A cockpit-style kitchen is provided on the third floor.

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