The Azuma Row House

by Tadao Ando

The Azuma Row House

by Tadao Ando

Project details

Project: Premium house in Japan

Disciplines: 3D CGI/Animation

Year: 2017

Row House made throughout of exposed concrete replaced the middle unit of three row houses in a downtown district of Osaka. Ando, who sees himself as a fighter-architect, developed a number of bold proposals for small houses. Among those houses, the Row House in Sumiyoshi is his crowning achievement.

In relation to the environment

Ando’s treatment of nature in the city is something else that distinguishes his work. Confronted by the vulgar urban environment of downtown Osaka, he came to the conclusion that coexistence with nature was fundamental to human life. He proposed a new lifestyle in coexistence with nature, which is integrated into the dwelling. It can get extremely cold in winter, on rainy days an umbrella is needed to go to the toilet. Ando gave priority, not to some facile notion of convenience, but to being able to look up to sky and feel the wind. The courtyard of the Row House is a secluded space cut off from the commotion of the city; it is open only to the sky. It is a window, accepting light, wind and rain so that nature is able to seep into the spirit of the observer. The courtyard, made of concrete, glass and slate, reflects incident light and causes complex shadows. Matter has a psychological effect on the observer precisely because the absence of ornament invites extraordinary empathy.

The Azuma Row House by Tadao Ando
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