This modern residence is a 2009 project by ON design partners located in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
Designed as housing for young artists, it consists of four one-room units and a communal outdoor space that can be used to exhibit work.
Yokohama Apartment by ON design partners:
“Yokohama apartment is a residential complex consisting of semi public courtyard canopied by four one-room units for young artists. The semi public courtyard is a place for exhibition and work. The site is a hilly area with narrow roads where small wooden houses cluster.
This is why a sense of distance, which is compact with actual feeling, exists.We thought that by providing a semi public courtyard for exhibition and work and huts for living, the place would become an environment where people can find place and ways to use according to the condition.”
Photos by: Koichi Torimura