Renovation of a residential building built in the 1980s, surrounded by rich green that has been nurtured for many years.
The existing plan was originally divided into small rooms, giving an overall impression of dimness. The room has been renovated to create a plan where space expands from the entrance hall to the living and dining room, resulting in an open space with stable north-facing light. In addition, by deliberately placing the kitchen in the center of the space connecting the entrance and LDK, unnecessary hallway space has been eliminated, and a more spacious LDK can be felt. At the same time, a pantry and utility space have been provided next to the kitchen, taking into consideration efficient household flow.
The entire space also takes into account the grade of urban apartments, with black incorporated into various wall surfaces, furniture, window frames, and baseboards to add contrast. Furthermore, using off-white plaster materials with a textured white finish and floor materials dyed in light gray, the materials were combined with subtle gradations to control the overall texture. In addition, the sofa, dining tables and part of the furniture in the living dining and bedrooms were originally designed as an element of the room to harmonize with the entire atmosphere. The aim was to create a space that combines the appropriate smartness, brightness and tension of urban living with the softness of a home.
Client: NTT Urban Development Corporation, ReBITA Inc.
Type of Project: Interior
Period: Nov 2021 – Oct 2022
Floor Area: 217.35m2
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Design: Koichi Futatsumata, Koichi Furumura(CASE-REAL)
Lighting Plan: Tatsuki Nakamura (BRANCH LIGHTING DESIGN)
Manufacture, Coordination of Furniture: E&Y
Photo: Daisuke Shima