Takashimadaira Danchi, a complex of apartment buildings that all look the same from the outside, seems to have different structures inside depending on the building, and some of the 64 apartment buildings have light courts.
A light court is a space that is enclosed by a building or wall for the purpose of lighting and ventilation. In this sense, the space I encountered in the apartment complex may not be a light garden. It was surrounded by rooms so tightly that it didn't seem to be able to fulfill its role of ventilation, and it was dark. Despite its name, it was a bit dark even in the daytime.
The light court, which was as dim as the underworld, was also lined with pipes that were not often seen on the stage, making it look like a factory. At the bottom, there are pipes running like a circuit, and they seem to extend to each room.
Most of these pipes are embedded in the walls for appearance, but here they seem to have been designed for ease of maintenance rather than appearance. As I stared at it, I felt as if this space was not created for lighting or ventilation, but for these pipes.
|Oct 2021 ARCHITECTURE TOKYO|
October 21, 2021
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