Horie Park Apartment | Terminal01

• May 23, 2011

Japanese architect Terminal01 recently has completed the Horie Park Apartmet, this housing and commercial mix-use building complex is located in the heart of Osaka city.

For the entrance hall and approach that will be used daily, we sought of a space where one could feel a sense of change through movement. White marbled walls with imbedded crystals illuminated by light glitters as one walks across this space.

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Horie Park Terminal pM Elevation North Horie Park Apartment | Terminal01

Horie Park Apartment, image courtesy Terminal01

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Horie Park Apartment, image courtesy Terminal01

This narrow site is overlooking a park, with both the north and south side of the site facing the road. With a low-rise temple situated to the west, allows for the building to openly connect with the city in three directions. In order to take advantage of this unique site condition, Terminal01 have used vast amount of glass to the west façade for the building to further open to the city. The upper floors of the 26 housing units are composed of 7 different unit patterns.

Horie Park Terminal pM Elevation SouthWest Horie Park Apartment | Terminal01

Horie Park Apartment, image courtesy Terminal01

The façade panels that package the units is a direct reflection of the programs of each unit, as glass or concrete panels are appropriately placed. As such, the building has opened up for the units to enjoy greater views with abundant natural light simultaneously creating a sense of openness to the posh community filled with fashionable shops. Terminal01 assess that it is better for the community in the long run to have an appealing façade rather than a typical urban building here wrapped with blank walls and no windows.

Horie Park Terminal pM Entrance Horie Park Apartment | Terminal01

Horie Park Apartment, image courtesy Terminal01

Horie Park Terminal pM Entrance Hall 600x397 Horie Park Apartment | Terminal01

Horie Park Apartment, image courtesy Terminal01

For the entrance hall and approach that will be used daily, Terminal01 sought of a space where one could feel a sense of change through movement. White marbled walls with imbedded crystals illuminated by light glitters as one walks across this space. On the side of steel girders stainless steel blind is hung, and galvanized steel panel is placed on the underside. These materials create multiplicity to the character of the space through the reflection from the constantly changing light during the day.

Horie Park Terminal pM 9F LD 600x424 Horie Park Apartment | Terminal01

Horie Park Apartment, image courtesy Terminal01

Horie Park Terminal pM 9F LDK 600x424 Horie Park Apartment | Terminal01

Horie Park Apartment, image courtesy Terminal01

Of all 26 rooms, the ones on the 8th and 9th floor facing the park takes full advantage of the site conditions.

Terminal01 used reflective materials on the floors and walls so the residence inside can closely feel the changing weather. As outside scenes and greenery from the park reflects on them, it brings various atmosphere to the living environment. On the 8th floor units, glass was installed on the corridor walls between the entrance leading to the living room. Outdoor scenes are reflected on them creating openness to the usually dark and contained space. On the highest level, Terminal01 used highly reflective white tiles on the floors. On a sunny day, it reflects the sky with clouds, giving a sensation of being above it. The grey glass wall brings tension while providing depth to the space.

Horie Park Terminal pM 1FPlan 600x423 Horie Park Apartment | Terminal01

Horie Park Apartment - Level 1 floor plan, drawing courtesy Terminal01

Horie Park Terminal pM 2FPlan 600x423 Horie Park Apartment | Terminal01

Horie Park Apartment - Level 2 floor plan, drawing courtesy Terminal01

 

+  Project credits / data

Project: Horie Park Apartment
Location: Osaka, Japan
Site Area: 385.69 sqm
Building Area: 304.75 sqm
Total Floor Area: 2525.46 sqm
Typology: Residential

Architects: Terminal01 (Kei Haraguchi + Keigo Miki) | http://terminal01.jp/
Project Team: Kei Haraguchi, Keigo Miki, Miho Tsujioka, Junki Oyama, Mika Komatsu.
Graphic Design/Signage: Seiya Kotake
Structural Engineer: TAPS
Construction: Kanayama Komuten
Mechanical Engineer: Tamaru Sangyo
Electrical Engineer: Yonezawa Denki,
Lighting Design: Daiko Denki (Hiroyuki Takase)

+ All images and drawings courtesy Terminal01
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  1. bertdaniel says:

    Base on the floor plan, this apartment have enough space for people who have large families. I wonder how much are the rates of this elegant apartments.