Fab 40: Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier, Sapporo
An architect with extensive experience of building in Japan’s dense urban landscape, Shinichiro Akasaka established his architectural atelier at the turn of the century and has since practiced and lectured from his base in Sapporo.
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His recent residential works in the city's suburbs include the white wooden polygonal Oresen House, the Topographic House, which features a small covered promenade, and his latest offering from 2009, the unusually window-less – following the client’s specific request - Inner Court House, characterized by its small upper floor garden.
The architect’s skills are certainly not confined in residential design; Akasaka has also worked on community and cultural projects, paying particular attention to material qualities as well as the human factor, throughout his work.