Kameido Apartment


Type: Private apartment
Architect: Tetsuo Yamaji Architects
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completion Year: 2018
Structure: RC Walls

This 6 storey building is a composition of 3 towers that are connected one to each other by a set of stairs and footbridges. Thanks to the chosen layout for the load-bearing concrete walls, the spans for the slabs are everywhere quite limited. This allowed to adopt a very light slab with a thickness of 18 centimeters only. The particular shape of the roof was chosen in order to meet the Japanese Building Standard Law requirements regarding shadowing effects of buildings.