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THIS LIGHT…

suffused condominium in Tokyo’s leafy Azabu neighborhood signifies the seamless melding of two traditions: the Japanese and the Scandinavian, both equally renowned for elevated uncomplicated style, impeccable craftsmanship and a reverence for purely natural products.

 

 

THE APARTMENT’S…

aesthetic is a testomony to the harmonious collaboration amongst Norm Architects of Copenhagen, Tokyo-based mostly Keiji Ashizawa Structure, and the Japanese furnishings manufacturer Karimoku, which jointly undertook the redesign of the dated space as a showcase for the get the job done of all 3.

 

 

 

THE APARTMENT…

had high-quality of light heading for it, but small else. In a sweeping renovation, the architects greatly improved the flat’s layout, accomplishing away with corridors and tiny rooms in favor of a much more open up program. Ingenious sliding doors present the versatility to close areas off as preferred. Wall alcoves in every single space characterize the Japanese concept of tokonoma, places dedicated to the screen of exclusive objects, bouquets and artwork.

 

 

A STRICTLY…

neutral furnishings palette, considerable dark wooden crafted-ins and hand-troweled stucco on walls and ceilings distinguish the room. In the principal residing place, a pale sectional sofa with rounded cushions on a wood body provides enough seating and nubby texture, though a coffee desk with a smoky glass top rated appears to float in space. A paper pendant mild and very simple slender shelves retain the light appear.

 

 

 

THE KITCHEN…

and eating place have a heat organic feel. Coffered molding element and pronounced grain on the darkish timber components provide dimensionality to the unabashedly minimalist plan.

 

 

 

Floor TO…

ceiling storage, of a piece with the relaxation of the apartment’s finely crafted millwork, prospects to a serene chamber with a platform bed and 1960s AJ Wall Lamp by Danish mid-century grasp Arne Jacobsen. The architects have also acknowledged the project’s financial debt to the inspiration of mid-century American and Brazilian modernism in the use of heat, dark all-natural products, wooden-paneled partitions, lush carpets and tactile upholstery, citing influences like the Rudolph Schindler House in Los Angles and even the Television series Mad Adult men.

 

 

WHILE…

several areas are developed for entertaining, this apartment, produced all through an era of international pandemic, balances age-old Japanese and Scandinavian style principles to deliver a serene and cozy atmosphere for living a contemplative private lifetime.

 

 

Structure: Norm Architects & Keiji Ashizawa Structure

Architecture: Norm Architects & Keiji Ashizawa Structure

Photography: Tomooki Kengaku

 

 





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