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Slither Housing – Gifu, Japan

Posted in Built by Zaid Arzate on August 31, 2009

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Building: Slither Housing
Location: Kitagata, Gifu, Japan
Completion: 2000
Architect: Diller + Scofidio
Structural engineer: Alan Burden, SDG, Japan

AE Intersets: The staggered segment of the façade creates a curve that allows each apartment to have its own balcony, made of 15 interlocking towers each set at a slight angle to its neighbor to create a shallow curve along the building’s length, each tower slips 8 inches down from the next, so that no two units have the same elevation

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