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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

A House Renovation in Tokyo, Japan by Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

 
April 12th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

This project is the renovation of one room in the apartment that is older than thirty years old at Kasai, Tokyo. We aim to plan that can wrap around a feeling of life miscellaneous. The multi layered furniture is comprised of two elements: the shelf of diagonal grid in the back and the shelf of different widths in the front. Such as books and DVD are displayed on shelf of the diagonal grid in the back.

Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

  • Architects: Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata / htmn
  • Project: A House Renovation
  • Location: Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Client: private
  • Completion: 2012.11
  • Contractor: Tanaka Works
  • Total floor area: 75.60 m2

Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

Then, those create diverse backgrounds. Such as Home appliances and daily necessities are placed on the shelf in the front. The multilayer is formed the thing that is placed on the back and front. And, the aspect of everyday life overflowing casually be replaced by the colorful landscape like a japanese superimposed pattern (means Kasane-moyou in japanese).

Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

A corridor connecting the North and South in the dwelling unit has become dark and dismal space in the daytime. By using a high finish on the walls of the corridor, the landscape appears on the corridor as if there is a window. The landscape that has been appeared in the corridor is reflected in the opposite faces. Then, those images are amplified like a opposite mirrors.

Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

The narrow corridor is transformed into the space that is filled with a lot of landscape. We will plan to produce the furniture of this project on a commercial basis, please contact us if there is a person who is interest in a plan to commercialize.

Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

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