There is a clean and calm presence to the SMG Apartments due to its white, rippling facade. It reminds me of a softly moving lake or even a subtly folded paper fan. Located in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan, the serene quality of the SMG Apartments seems quite natural. Its zen-like design complements this Asian culture's way of life.
Designed by Mejiro Studio, the SMG Apartments also reflect the need for newly created architecture, specifically residences, to be an extension of society rather than a disruptive eyesore in cities around the world. As the world's population continues to increase at an exponential rate, architects may start to falter in regards to their creating something meaningful in order to create something that serves an immediate purpose. Thankfully, the SMG Apartments strikes a balance between the two.