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THIS LIGHT…

suffused apartment in Tokyo’s leafy Azabu neighborhood signifies the seamless melding of two traditions: the Japanese and the Scandinavian, each renowned for elevated easy style and design, impeccable craftsmanship and a reverence for natural products.

 

 

THE APARTMENT’S…

aesthetic is a testomony to the harmonious collaboration in between Norm Architects of Copenhagen, Tokyo-based mostly Keiji Ashizawa Design and style, and the Japanese home furnishings brand name Karimoku, which jointly undertook the redesign of the dated space as a showcase for the do the job of all a few.

 

 

 

THE APARTMENT…

had quality of light heading for it, but small else. In a sweeping renovation, the architects dramatically modified the flat’s structure, doing away with corridors and little rooms in favor of a far more open approach. Ingenious sliding doors present the versatility to shut spaces off as sought after. Wall alcoves in each individual place symbolize the Japanese strategy of tokonoma, spots devoted to the display screen of special objects, flowers and artwork.

 

 

A STRICTLY…

neutral furnishings palette, extensive dark wooden built-ins and hand-troweled stucco on partitions and ceilings distinguish the space. In the most important dwelling spot, a pale sectional couch with rounded cushions on a wood frame offers enough seating and nubby texture, while a coffee desk with a smoky glass top rated appears to float in room. A paper pendant mild and easy slender shelves preserve the mild glance.

 

 

 

THE KITCHEN…

and dining place have a warm natural sense. Coffered molding element and pronounced grain on the dark timber components bring dimensionality to the unabashedly minimalist scheme.

 

 

 

Flooring TO…

ceiling storage, of a piece with the relaxation of the apartment’s finely crafted millwork, potential customers to a serene chamber with a system bed and 1960s AJ Wall Lamp by Danish mid-century master Arne Jacobsen. The architects have also acknowledged the project’s personal debt to the inspiration of mid-century American and Brazilian modernism in the use of warm, darkish organic resources, wooden-paneled partitions, lush carpets and tactile upholstery, citing influences like the Rudolph Schindler Residence in Los Angles and even the Television set collection Mad Men.

 

 

WHILE…

many areas are developed for entertaining, this apartment, developed through an period of world wide pandemic, balances age-outdated Japanese and Scandinavian design and style rules to create a serene and cozy natural environment for dwelling a contemplative private daily life.

 

 

Layout: Norm Architects & Keiji Ashizawa Style

Architecture: Norm Architects & Keiji Ashizawa Layout

Images: Tomooki Kengaku

 

 





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