Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on February 2012

Fancing living rent free until March 31?

  • Open house on Sat, Mar 3 & Sun, Mar 4, noon & 4pm
  • Also on Sun, Mar 11, 2 & 6pm
  • Part of the building will still be under construction
  • Grand opening on March 11

The newest of the hip and stylish housing solutions offered by Global Agents, the Social Apartments, will shortly be opening in Wakoshi, Saitama. As a special offer for all those who attend the open house (details above), you can live there until March 31—absolutely free!

The house has been designed especially by renowned Japanese art director Shun Kawakami [pictured]. It houses 41 apartments and a billiard lounge, library, yoga studio, and beauty room in a separate building.

Activities will include language exchange on weekdays and parties in the lounge on weekends. Each apartment has a private bathroom, toilet, and kitchen.


  • Located near Wakoshi station on the Yurakucho, Fukutoshin and Tobu Tojo lines
  • Only 25 mins to Shibuya, 10 mins to Ikebukuro, and 15 mins to Shinjuku
  • Travel directly to Jiyugaoya, Yokohama, and Minato Mirai
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More about Social Apartment

If you are going to live in shared accommodation, you might as well do it in style. Social Apartment is a network of designer buildings that provide residents with a smart, luxurious environment. The main focal point is always a shared lounge carefully furnished with unconventional, hand-picked furniture, a large screen TV and a high-quality sound system, aspects which set this housing solution apart from any competition.

In these shared spaces people can come together, and the communication achieved there is the cornerstone of Social Apartment’s philosophy. Previous residents have always spoken of the rich, horizon-broadening exchange they experienced as one of the most enduring qualities of their stay at Social Apartment.

The design of these living spaces won the 2007 Good Design Award and has been lauded by critics. What’s more, the areas in which the Social Apartments of Tokyo are found are thriving with a proliferation of shops, gyms, cafés, groovy bars and tasty restaurants.

Have a look at their website, and, whichever Social Apartment takes your fancy, feel free to visit and see for yourself how you could be living.

3F Cross Office Shibuya, 1-12-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Tel: 03-5485-7390. Open daily 9am-7pm. Nearest stn: Shibuya. www.social-apartment.com