Portfolio 2015 Yusuke Asako
12 / 2014
25 / 03 / 1991 Los Angels / USA
Yokohama / Japan
Superior Works Studio 8 of KTH graduated school
1 / 2013
Superior Works Studio IV of Tokyo Tech
Contact mail :
+46 72 516 7807
Room1109, Kungshamra 31, Stockholm, Sweden
Educatoin 8 / 2014 ~
Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH) 1 semester finished as the exchange
4 / 2013 ~ 7 / 2014
Architecture School of Tokyo Institute of Technology Okuyama Lab. 3 semesters finished of the master
4 / 2009 ~ 3 / 2013
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Work Experience 10 / 2013 ~ 7 / 2014
8 / 2013 ~ 3 / 2014
TOMOYUKI KUROKAWA ARCHITECTS.
MANGA / ANIME
internship / assistant staff
To play tennis
Tokyo Architecture Collection 2014 main organizer
8 / 2012 ~ 10 / 2012
Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design modeling assistant
9. 2014 ~ 12. 2014 / Studio work in KTH
10. 2013 ~ 7. 2014 / Internship work
Along the Sea-scape
10. 2011 ~ 1. 2012 / Studio work in Tokyo tech.
4. 2012 ~ 7. 2012 / Diploma of bachelor.
1. 2014 ~ 6. 2014 / Work at Lab.
4. 2013 ~ 5. 2013 / Work at Lab.
Roofs village -overlapping Kiruna-
Superioir Works 9. 2014 ~ 12. 2014 / Studio work, term 1 at KTH area: Kiruna, Sweden / 6,800 sqm function: Apartments, Hotel and Shops
This project proposes new type of complex of houses and other function for new Kiruna. With keeping the spatial quality of Kiruna, the roofs for each function get together and overlapped. These condensed spaces which are including the variety of inside and outside space offer fertile lightings and sequences to visitor and residents. The site of the project is facing to the big city park and the new main street that leads to the new city center. Because of those contexts and the factors in extreme environment in arctic region, the buildings and landscapes in flocks generates their own unique shape for each. The flock looks like one village, one topography. And it makes the â€œborderâ€? for every direction so that you can decide where private - public is.
Roof is shaped by surroundings Function
Axis 18 17
1st floor plan 1/500
14 16 23
20 5 13 2
6. House F
2. House AB
7. Multi purpose
17. House IJ
22. City park
3. House C
13. House B
18. House KL
23. Entrance patio
9. House G
14. Relaxing room
19. House MN
5. House DE
10. House H
15. Hotel A
Whole ground floor plan 1/500
-New Kiruna quality-
In Kiruna people have unique
Adding roog makes plenty
quality of border. Houses
of overlapping spaces.
are scattering but looks one
The border of public and
common, inside and outside.
Kiruna space. You can feel publicity
With keeping quality add some
to their court yard.
roofs in between roofs.
There is no councious of sharing spaces.
It is easier to be aware of the sequence and interaction. Especially in winter.
Lights Going Through Leaves
In the plot they have
In Kiruna they can share the
countinous changes of
energy by getting together, in
density of woods and lights,
one roofs village.
and it generate sequences. Going through or reflecting on leaves.
Overlapping roofs generate the
Using energy separetely.
Sharing energy in one village.
reflection and diversity of lights.
The divercity of the roofs and plan makes a lot of sequences and complex of inside and outside space. Therefore there is no similar place in this village.
for PORT FOLIO 1/300
South elevation 1/300 The buildings' shape is always folllowing the plan of the axis and the "snow plan". As a result they will generate the one scenery like one village which is responding to the surrounding nature and context.
Whole section 1/200
Strateg y for climate Heat collecting Corridor space plays a role of the heat pipe for whole village so you can share the heat from sun, heater, etc.
Dropping snow to south side
Sharing heats in one village
Making yard inside of village which is protected from cold wind.
Avoiding the strong wind from South-west by making a frock of bouldings
Connection space Snow garden for sauna
Overlapping spaces Adding roof makes plenty of overlapping spaces. There is border of public and common, inside and outside which is hard to know where. You can have soft lights everywhere inside, and Activities are always shown each other. Sometime you share the sauna or meeting room with your neighbors. In outside you might meet the skier came from next block. Many surroundings are involved in this village.
Theatre angular -Aoyama cultural complex-
Exterior view of Entrance side
Superioir Works 10. 2011 ~ 1. 2012 / Studio work, term 8 ( directed by Chiaki Arai ) area: Omotesando, Tokyo / 17,000 sqm function: Theater (Cultural art complex)
This is the project from the bachelor’s studio which requires us to design the cultural theater including public hall. The whole site has a pitch and each direction is facing to vary functions such as museum and graveyard. From my survey, I defined this place as where you can look up/down surroundings and nature in the central Tokyo. By using the design language “ 塀 ” (Hei), I tried to design the proper connection of each functions in complexity and the bridges among the ordinary, the extraordinary and even the outside space. The dramatic slope to the foyer takes people to the higher view and generates the wide public park underneath. This theater in round shape is surrounded by fertile diversity –wide sky, precious view, beautiful garden etc.- and responding to them, so that people can relax and enjoy not only the concert but also everything around this theater.
The project site is located in the central Tokyo, but it also has the quiet atmosphere around. This area is one of the
border between commercial area and the residencial area which has prenty of dence low housings. Plus, the west side
塀 (Hei) is the keyword for the design of
and east side is facing to the gardens, This building has to
the space which you can't get to but see.
respond to those rich contexts with round shape.
The bottom of the slope of whole site, residentianl area where many low houses are lacoated in high density is facing to the site. This side shoud be with proper distance human scale.
A huge grabeyard is facing to the east side of the site with quiet beautiful woods. This side is used for the service entrance, and used as a framed scenery from the
Functions are separated by the walls. But they
are even more connected by the fissures.
Omotesando, which is a popular commercial area, which
is for quite high-incom people leads to the site from the
north derection. This side is designed as the main facade and entrance.
You will climb to the place for the extraordinary with
Nezu art museum is located in the next land of the
sequence. This composition makes proper distance
project with enormous beautiful garden. However, since a
to the low houses on the south.
very long wall called " 塀 (Hei)" is surrounding the garden you can't see the nice view of them. 10
Site & roof plan
I found the“ 塀 ”(Hei) in the site as a design language for the connection of each functions in complexity with the proper distance which makes them the space where you can't go but see each other. It works for the wall in between inside and outside spaces giving beautifully adjusted lights.
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6. Small park
11. Entrance hall
16. Community hall
2. Light garden
7. Foyer gallery
3. Main stage
9. Stage settings
10. Event space
Level 1 plan 1/600
Level 2 plan 1/600
North-south section 1/500
ホワイエ兼 繋がる公園 ギャラリーホワイエと
North-south section 1/500 1. Entrance hall
5. Cafe terrace
9. Studio room
21. Foyer park
2. Museum shop
10. Fissure park
14. Players' Loby
22. Event park
3. Gallery 1
7. Band room
19. Sound booth
4. Gallery 2
16. Main stage
Library Structural walls makes the diversity of spaces by changing their angles and giving light from the fissures. Each space has the different scale of space, so people can choose where they want to stay, relax, study or browse.
Sequence towards the foyer The aproach to the foyer is long slope where you can see many activities, lights, spaces. You walking will end up to find the great view of Roppongi city from the balcony. People can climb up to space of the extraordinary with the various sequences.
Hibarigaoka Apartment - Live in a city house -
1. 2014 ~ 6. 2014 / Measurement of existing bulding, Schematic design area: Hibarigaoka, Tokyo / 120 sqm function: Apartment for families, singles, and couples
This is the project which will be implemented in a city of Tokyo. We measured the existing building, and proposed the restoration first. But due to the cost we decided to design a whole new building here, which has 6 houses. Every studier of my Lab. proposed his/her own schematic design for this project. My proposal is to design the apartment, which include the several type of houses such as for a single, for a couple, for a family and for sharing. It's because in this town the demands for building and style for living are quite various. I tried to make the space and experience as if there is one city under one roof. A massive volume has the clear approaches with voids that give you light, wind and shared space. Everything is connected to the patio, so people feel like they are living a city.
Highest point +10,485
All the space generated by clipping out the Common terrace
massive volume is settle with the common tarace before each entrance, with letting the wind and light go through inside. Plus it makes the modest
communications among the residents.
A-A' Section 1/50
In the beginning of this project, we measured the
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existing building and grasp the information such as 1,911
mechanical stuffs and material of finishing as far as we could know. And made the drawing of either present situation and restoration proposal.
Current ground floor plan 1/100
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Current east elevation 1/100
Current north elevation 1/100 DRAWING TITLE
- A1 -
- A2 -
- B1 -
- B2 -
- C1 -
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- D1 -
- D2 -
- C2 A D
Current expansion 1/50 展開図-2 (103)【現況図】 E-8 DRAWING No.
Due to the requirement of 60% foot print, I put one common patio in square shape into the plan in bigger square shape.
Inserting a simple aprroach by spiral steps to all
Light garden A'
the residences. Distributing to the every direction the penetrating common terrace which provides the light and wind to everyone's patio.
Even though they all have same shape, each has different spaces and relations with environment, in which there is the condensed diversity.
Ground floor & Site plan 1/100
East elevation 1/100
2nd floor plan 1/100 3階平面図 1/50
201 South elevation 1/100 1st floor plan 1/100 2階平面図 1/50
This is the project I helped the some schematic design and details as an internship. And this is for either the office of the engineering of the software and the apartment of students who will work as engineers. The client is the president of this office and the owner of the apartment we designed this time, and also has been teaching at the university located near from the site of this project. He wanted to position this building in the role of “third-place” for the students of the university and people from the town surrounding this place, in order to get the opportunity of a new product development with the local residents. I was in charge of the design of big opening with greens for the common staircase, and the schematic design of the ground floor, which should be connected to the street and 1st floor as if this is expansion of the street or city so that people feel free to visit this building as their “third place”. In this project, we tried to redefine the balcony of apartment as the bridge among the public and private, which would be called “common space” and shared with residents 3-dimensionally. We tried to achieve the apartment where “connected” is regarded as the positive value, unlike recent apartment ignores its value.
10. 2013 ~ 7. 2014 Design development, Detail design area: Kitasenzoku, Tokyo / 146 sqm function: Apartment, shared house, office,
Kitasenzoku Apartment - Redefining the balcony -
Common space as the expansion of the city
This kind of space is connected to various place open to the city such as hall and working space. So this building have strong connection with the city.
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Balconies as the shared space 8 3
Balconies are scattered 3-dimensionally like furniture into the space between the skin and inside space, so that balconies and common spaces are successive in one shared space.
Balconies are the connecting points with the city as the public space.
The facade opening to every direction
By isolating the skin from the inside space the building will get the freedom of the openings design. This building involves the city and is "connected" to every direction.
Ground floor plan 1/100 1. Hall
6. Office space
11. Lounge space
2. Bike parking
12. Working space
3. Elevator hall
13. Common staircase
9. Washing room
First floor plan 1/100
Section 1/30 5
Elevatoin 1/30 植栽ワイヤー ステンレス Φ =4mm 養土 植栽ポッド ( アルミ製 )
Detail Section 1/10 2
South-north Section 1/120 Trumpet honeysuckle
1. Public hall
13. Woriking room
To achieve the green opening with easy maintenance, I studied several plants to choose the proper species that can
10. Kids room
adopt to the small water system and little soil.
3. Elavater hall
7. Working space
4. Office space
In this project, we tried to redefine the balcony of apartment as the bridge among the public and private, which would be called â€œcommon spaceâ€? and shared with residents 3-dimensionally. They exist in the space between the skin and inside space as the connecting points with the city as the public space.
View of the balconeis
I helped the detail design of a part beside the common staircase. This place has to be attractive for the residents, workers and even the local people so they want to share this space freely. This space has the niches where people can sit down and put something like vases.
A section 1/50
B sectoin 1/50
1st to 2nd floor plan 1/50
Along the Seascape -Jogashima nature art museum4. 2012 ~ 7. 2012 / Diploma (Bachelor) area: Jogashima island, Miura / 6,400 sqm function: Nature and Art museum
Model of whole plan of buildings The aim of this project is to make a whole new seascape with architecture for the visitors walk around the seaside in Jogashima Island. The landscape along the coast is always changing and has a lot of diversity. But this kind of nature is so huge that people seldom focus the small phenomena in it. The architecture has the possibility to design the experience in much smaller and also more precise situation, in the architectural scale. The buildings are the observatory and the museum of the nature along the coast, where you can observe and experience the nature of the island physically and spatially. The master plan is based on the path belongs to the prefectural park, and the buildings are scattered beside the coastline so that you can visit them with many sequences of the seascape. I tried to make the buildings fit to the surrounding nature as if itâ€™s melting into the nature, like a part of the ecosystem. The changing ocean makes the space unstable and attractive, by being the device of the light, the sound, the volume etc.
Master plan 1/2000 1. Museum for shore
5. Prefectural parking
2. Path of the park
6. Museum for cliff
3. Field of local people
7. Town of Jogashima
4. Museum for beach
Aproach to tide level In the museum for cliff you can experience the vertical aproach to the ocean. You can experience the sound of ocean as you go down to the tide level, with watching limited scenery in the narrow flames. Architecture provides the particular fileter for observing the nature.
Observatory gives installation By using the concrete material, the lights come from the reflection of the sea water reflects on the wall as well, then they are always changing slightly, irregularly. Space with the nature can be an installation like this space.
The museum for shore melting in the nature
This is the furniture project all by students, I did the design and we did the construction. The Okuyama Lab. had the shortage of the storage for the model making tools on that time. And we had to add more capacity for â€œthe book boxesâ€?, even though they were already covering the interior entirely with a particular module. Therefore I took the initiative to start this project of new storage furniture. Firstly we re-layout the shelves piled up like one shelve as solving a puzzle, and figured out what is the demands exactly. In the end we made a shelf designed particularly for the spray cans. Plus, we solved the problem for the earthquake by adding the new book boxes touching the ceiling in existing module so that tall furniture would be fixed between the ceiling and the floor. The furniture consists of six boxes is both the prototype as the expanded model in twice module, and the storage for the tools for the office works.
4. 2013 ~ 5. 2013 Detailed design, Constraction document area: Ookayama, Tokyo / 20 sqm function: Shalves for the spray, book and model
Furniture design - Restoration of shelves-
I designed a shelf for the spray cans as the tief of the project. I chose the aluminum angle bar for the handles, so
that metalic horizontal lines will be the sharp accent in the facade that has been only with wooden materials and
complicated contents in the shelves. Their price and weight were also the reason of this selection.
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Including the works from the bachelor studio in Tokyo Tech 3 years before to an exchange course in Royal Institute of Technology in Stockhol...
Published on Apr 23, 2015
Including the works from the bachelor studio in Tokyo Tech 3 years before to an exchange course in Royal Institute of Technology in Stockhol...