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session 01 - atelier tekuto, tokyo
cell brick house 2003/4
total floor area: 88,3sqm
building area: 32.9sqm
bathroom area: 3,2sqm
highth: 6,7m

structure basement: RC
structure F1+2: steel

typ of use: private residence

void masonry
This unique building is situated somewhere in a quiet residence area in Tokyo. Well, at a first glance it looks like an (more or less) ordinary house made of concrete. But in fact it´s made of single prefabricated steel boxes like a what Yamashita calls "void masonry". These boxes can also be used as a storage, shelves and so on.
900x450x300mm large boxes with a thickness of 9mm define the module structure. The single units were brought to the site as prefabricated larger units of 5 to 6 boxes, fused together with high tension bolts, with an opening for the window.
Yamashita Yasuhiro envisioned creating a dappled light effect like the sunlight that pours through the tree leaves.

Three people live there: a woman in her fifties with her two children.

note the bathroom at the upper right corner
construction detail of the void masonry
all pictures copyright by Makoto Yoshida
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