The skillful fusion of new and natural materials makes it possible to feel the charm of Japanese houses and the gentle flow of time.
The neighboring property`s landscape provided depth of view and a changing panorama through for example the seasonal flowers, phases of the moon and variety of birdsong. The intent is to bring the natural environment harmoniously into the room rather than merely create an opening to the outside world.
The Japanese space is influenced by the 1950s designs of Bruno Munari and uses antique lighting fixtures and furniture to give a relaxed ambience.
Techniques are applied to enhance the beauty of the space such as handrails that blend into the background so they cannot be seen.
Rare woods are incorporated into the radical design so they fulfill a functional purpose rather than be purely decorative.
Steel structure, 3 stories
March 2016〜March 2017