When I stepped into the housing complex, it was kind of like a factory with pipes all over the place

Pipes crawling through the housing complex
Shot in Takashimadaira, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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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.

日本語
Oct 2021 ARCHITECTURE TOKYO

Where is Takashimadaira?

PHOTO DATA

No

12066

Shooting Date

Apr 2021

Posted On

October 21, 2021

Modified On

November 10, 2021

Place

Takashimadaira, Tokyo

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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