A precise intervention in Tokyo's texture restructures ideally a region in general. In this case Kagurazaka. Museums, galleries, restaurants and dwelling.
Manabu Chiba, visiting professor at ETH Zürich lead the students to and into japanese dwelling. Theoretically and practically.
a densifying new volume replaces outdated old ones
the reduced cubature generates its shape from past, present and future
the building reacts in size and function to the neighbourhood
some visible floor slabs remind of the former structure and visualize the densification
the intersecting elements create appealing spaces
narrow spaces require special layouts and sophisticated accessibility