Ideareve Ikegami Music Corridor and Housing / Ryuichi Sasaki + Sasaki Structure
Textual content description offered by the architects. Ryuichi Sasaki Structure, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed architectural design agency specializing in cultural experiences, is proud to unveil the Ideareve-Ikegami. Accomplished in 2021 in collaboration with Takayuki Yagi and Yagi Komuten, for the shopper Yasunori Kamata / Ok-M-T, the strengthened concrete construction was designed to accommodate a music corridor, apply rooms, soundproofed residential rental models, and a penthouse.
On the foot of the Ikegami Honmonji Buddhist temple, famend for its large five-story pagoda erected within the early 17th century, the Ideareve-Ikegami is positioned within the south Tokyo city of Ikegami, a cultural hub comprised of smaller temples, cafes, shops, and residential zones. The mandate for Ryuichi Sasaki Structure was to design a facility for the city the place residents can collect, specific their creativity, and research music in a wide range of hybrid areas. The agency embraced the mandate and responded in a shocking geometrical trend.
“The Ikegami Honmonji temple is crucial non secular web site of the Nichiren Buddhist sect, with an illustrious historical past courting again to the 13th century,” explains Ryuichi Sasaki, CEO and Principal Architect. “The problem for us was to design an experiential complicated in its shadow that might embrace the non secular and cultural essence of the neighborhood, whereas additionally respecting the kinds of strictly-enforced constructing codes that sometimes shield such heritage areas.”
A seamless mix with the surroundings – To the northwest of Ikegami’s largest cluster of residences, the complicated sits on a trapezoidal web site, simply east of the city’s temples and cafes that cater largely to migrant waves of pilgrims en path to the temple. The 2-story music corridor and its 80-seat theatrical auditorium occupy a strategic place within the southwest nook of the construction, entered through a vestibule and lobby that mix to type a circulation zone that blurs the traces between the inspiring, undulating hills of the exterior panorama and the vibe of creativity that awaits inside. The lobby is embraced by three brass-colored, stainless-steel diagonal partitions, and the inside of the corridor is encased in acoustic reflectors, with giant partitions that collectively type an summary diagonal form. Glass surfaces and a number of entranceways additional embolden connections between the music corridor and the encircling panorama, with the latter embellished by gabion partitions that delineate a backyard of assorted species of crops.
Spatial reconfigurations – In direction of the middle of the constructing, the residential zone shares its entranceway with the music corridor, and is accessed through a staircase marked by architectural parts symbolically paying tribute to the climb to the Ikegami Honmonji temple. On the prime of the staircase, a collection of sound-proofed rental properties line the hall, every comprised of a kitchen, toilet, soundproofed front room, and sleeping quarters. The residential quantity additionally homes a penthouse unit comprising three-volume areas that includes sliding partitions that allow most spatial configurations of its areas. By reconfiguring the sliding partitions, the lounge and eating room areas might be enlarged to accommodate a wide range of logistical conditions. The sleeping quarters may also be reconfigured from a master suite into a number of bedrooms to accommodate different relations or houseguests.
Lastly, above the music corridor, a big terrace additional fuses the seamless border between the constructing’s inside and exterior, incorporating inspirational views of the majestic panorama for the profit Ideareve-Ikegami patrons.
“Views from the residential space, in addition to the music corridor circulation areas, have been designed to encourage feelings conducive to musical creativity and melodic rhythms,” concludes Ryuichi Sasaki. “The undertaking contributes to the mixing of tradition and hospitality that characterizes the city, and we’re proud to supply this complicated for the joyful use of residents of Ikegami.”
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