According to Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, it is said that there are 1.29 million condominium apartments which are over 30 years old and it is estimated to increase up to 4.47 million in 30 years. Residents will get old together with the building and there will be many cases that refurbishment and rehabilitation are not possible due to the cost repair issues. It could lead to vacancy and turn into slum focused in urban areas.Imbalance of generation, ageing of residents and dilapidated buildings are something that are inextricable to each other.
Takeshi Shikauchi thought that the combination of architectural efforts such as “changing the space into one room” “opening and closing the space with sliding doors” “multi-layered usage” and the idea of “living for a limited time frame even though it is a small space” could change a 40m2 apartment into a one of a kind space. Bath Kitchen House is a small cozy home in Funabashi. This home was design taking into account that when the child is old enough to go to high school, he will no longer live with his parents.
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