Apartment at Takatsu
A newly-wed or couple raising children purchases suburban secondhand apartment, customize them according to their lifestyle just the way they like. This type of housing styles is increasing. What they have in common is that they prefer a bright and spacious shared space than private rooms, and choose material they could custom by themselves such as plywood, rather than expensive material finish.
For such “DIYer” clients, architects should also demonstrate different roles and approaches. For instance, the restructuring mechanism and plumbing positions which was thought to be common sense in multi-family housing, or balancing the function and design and offering easily updated facility structure is an example.