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Kitasenzoku Apartment, a University Residence in Tokyo

Japanese studio Tomoyuki Kurokawa Architects designed the Kitasenzoku Apartment, a boxy, light-filled university residence serving the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

With common areas, social spaces and an easy flow between private and public spaces at the forefront of the architects’ brief, Tomoyuki Kurokawa set out to create an open, multi-purpose set of private and communal spaces with for the university’s students and staff. In a statement about the project, the architect says, “We intended to design a building focusing on the relationships among people, or a building and the urban environment – and hopefully this building helps develop intimate communication among residents, and between the students and the city.”

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