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Rental City

Rental City

rental housing in harajuku

LOCATION

Tokyo, Japan

YEAR

January 2014

DESIGNERS

Beomki Lee, Deaho Lee, Suk Lee

We often assume that contemporary rental housing is an inhabitable place for temporary occupants, which is inaccessible for the public.
How do we transform this rental housing in Japan in order to fulfill the life trend of young generation in Tokyo metropolis?
How can we create an architecture that can also change the life of cities?
This design proposal introduces the life of urban habitat into the bounded rental space where private and public can share their daily life.

I. Existing urban organization in Harajuku has been analyzed in terms of the relationship between buildings and roads, of the human scale.

I. Existing urban organization in Harajuku has been analyzed in terms of the relationship between buildings and roads, of the human scale.