• The Flatiron Building
  • Posted 39 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 140095 Views
  • Recently completed by the Eastern Design Office is The Flatiron Building - a unique apartment building constructed in the Youkaichi district in Shiga, Japan. Inspired by the shape of the land the property needed to be built on (no one wanted the land for several years), the apartment building features a sharp acute-angle at one end. By filling the land as much as possible, the building manages to cram 567 sqm of space into the 261 sqm plot.

    www.eastern.e-arc.jp

    • i'm so confused..
    • christina Posted 39 months ago · 18 Reply
    • Its just a building built into a narrow tract of land... it is shaped like a flat iron (clothes iron). Several cities Ive lived in over the years have built structures on parcels of land shaped like this and used that name for them. The original Flatiron Building is located in New York on Fifth Avenue and was built in 1902.
    • bill Posted 39 months ago · 33 Reply
    • wow bill, thanks for the mega insightful info. have never seen that new york building beforeâ??
    • tom Posted 39 months ago · 22 Reply
    • mind your head
    • giedre Posted 39 months ago · 31 Reply
    • wow. so cool! wish i could go see that in person!
    • grace Posted 39 months ago · 21 Reply
    • Though you apparently feel the need to be a dick tom, obviously christina had not heard of it. Sorry that helping someone results in you being so butthurt.
    • bill Posted 39 months ago · 28 Reply
    • Some people just feel the need to be complete and utter piles of useless fecal mater, and then there is everyone else. Thank you Bill, I did appreciate the extra information you provided and actually went and looked up more about it. Tom, I know it must be hard sitting there browsing the web with your witty sarcasm and having no one enjoy the boundless array you seem to offer, but try and restrain yourself- douche. : )
    • tom is a douche Posted 39 months ago · 33 Reply
    • o-tiddly-dee pum! etc. etc. ba-dum-tss... trollface.jpg
    • trolololol Posted 39 months ago · 26 Reply
    • Japanese- Thinking of crazy shit since the beginning
    • Awesome Posted 39 months ago · 29 Reply
    • what a crazy place to put that thing... suburbia just got sliced with those sharp lines
    • asdf Posted 39 months ago · 39 Reply
    • Some of us don't live in NY nor have ever been there, therefore would not know said building. This is incredible, but I do wonder, what use would those really sharp cornered rooms be? It just looks like space for the sake of space, not really usable?
    • Kim Posted 39 months ago · 31 Reply
    • Guess they need to maximize space in Japan. I hear they're overcrowded.
    • Whisp Posted 39 months ago · 24 Reply
    • its all aesthetics
    • gangsterlifestyle Posted 37 months ago · 19 Reply
    • perfect place to keep your iron
    • useful Posted 31 months ago · 26 Reply
    • Yeah... There is a flatiron building in Buffalo New York as well. (at the corner of Genesee and Main, but I might be wrong). The shape is not uncommon. It was probably built in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Buffalo enjoyed a period of prosperity now, sadly, it is in decline. Some monuments still remain.
    • firstmate Posted 30 months ago · 14 Reply
    • Sorry guys, i feel like a hoopie head now. You have made me feel like sticking a cucumber up my bum. i love that bill knows so much about it, maybe me and him sound sit in the flatiron building one day, and put cucumbers up each others bums, how'd that sound billy, my little fairy cake? x
    • Tom Posted 30 months ago · 19 Reply
    • Shopped
    • Alf Posted 30 months ago · 21 Reply
    • Bet the folks next door love it too considering it's blocking out any light they had ....by the way thanks for all the info as i didn't know there are buildings other than in new York called Flat Iron i'll be looking it up now....The one in NY is my favourite building of all time
    • Sandra Posted 30 months ago · 19 Reply
    • Flatiron building was designed at angle of about 25 degrees, this building is noticeably less, much more acuter angle.
    • med Posted 30 months ago · 23 Reply
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