Our commitment for this housing redevelopment was to create a fully integrated campus respecting the history of the existing community and landscape, which was originally developed in the 1950’s. The Akabanedai Housing Project consist of three blocks, A, B and C which were all funded by Urban Renaissance Agency, called UR in Japan.

In the early stage of schematic design, UR comprised a Design Committee consisting of architects for each block, lighting designers, and landscape architects. The proposed design was to preserve the distinctive features and historic aspects of the site while blending into the surrounding urbanscape and new architectural designs. Moreover, it created a variety of courtyards with different scales and characteristics to cater to the diverse needs of residents of all ages at the same time to provide residents with outdoor spaces for the new and existing community programs.