Steven Holl housing, Nexus World, Fukuoka, Japan

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Mason White (was created by)
Steven Holl (architect)
Master plan: 1989
"The 28 apartment interiors are conceptualized as "hinged space," a modern interpretation of the multi-use concept of traditional Fusuma. Diurnal hinging allows expansion of the living area during the day, reclaimed by bedrooms at night. Episodic hinging reflects change in family over time; rooms can be added or subtracted accommodating grown-up children leaving or elderly parents moving in. A sense of passage is heightened by three types of access, by allowing apartments to have exterior front doors, and by interlocking apartments like a complex Chinese box." - This project is a part of the Nexus World project by Arata Isozaki. Isozaki only provided a rough indication of the site and the building volume to housing block ratio, leaving each architect to devise the form and style as he liked. He invited Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, Mark Mack, Osamu Ishiyama, Christian de Portzamparc, and Oscar Tusquets to define a superblock with freestanding perimeter buildings for a client who wanted to introduce a 'new urban lifestyle' to Japan. Keywords: project, Japan, Kyushu-chiho (region), Fukuoka-ken (prefecture), Fukuoka, Kashiihama, Hukuoka, Conjunto residential, residential structures, multiple dwellings, residential complex, urban housing development. Submitted by Mason White.
1990s (1990 - 1999)
Heisei Period (1989 - present)