Katsu Ura Condominiums
Located two hours southeast of Tokyo in the Chiba Prefecture region high above the Pacific Ocean, the Katsu Ura Condominiums are a world-class residential development that skillfully engage the steep terrain while respecting the cultural heritage of the site.
Comprising two mid-rise horizontal slab buildings, which together sit at the top of the treacherous terrain that characterizes the site, the structures are surgically inserted into the cascading hillside reducing their impact on the surrounding context – with a design that emphasizes setbacks and elegant articulations.
Through a juxtaposition of the two buildings that are diametrically opposed to one another, a continuous ground plane links the two building together to create a lush garden and plaza with surrounding amenities that include the clubhouse, sports fields, entertainment facilities, and resident drop-off. To enhance connectivity and provide a sense of community among the residents, the two buildings are connected by a rooftop bridge & garden that offers lounge spaces and indoor/outdoor swimming pools with stunning views down the mountain and to Katsu Ura below.
LocationKatsu Ura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
- ClientTaisei Corporation
- Size424 Units / 37,000 M²
- Project Delivered Through SOM