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Renovation of a residence with a rooftop balcony on the upper floor of an apartment building. With the goal of reconsidering how nature is incorporated into urban living, the plan aimed to leverage the favorable environment of the location.

One significant feature of the property is the L-shaped spacious rooftop balcony and the large two-sided window facing it. In typical layouts, a clear view is often emphasized to the balcony to ensure an open feel. In this case, intentionally planning sliding doors along the L-shaped window surface was considered to introduce selectivity in the connection with the balcony. The sliding doors feature a lattice design using gray smoked glass. Functionality similar to traditional Japanese shoji doors is added to the openings, allowing residents to fully open for light and air, partially close for a sense of stability indoors, and choose a gradual connection with the outside.

For the finishes in the living, dining, and entrance areas, a plaster material with a beige texture was used. By applying it to the entire wall and ceiling, the space is given a sense of calmness while being prone to changes in the atmosphere due to the amount of incoming light. Additionally, the bedroom combines fabric wall coverings with thick carpets on the floor, introducing softness to the places touched daily. As a residence for people living in the rigid urban environment, the design aims for a contemporary space considering the relationship with light and air, and being mindful of materials and textures.

Client: ReBITA Inc., NTT Urban Development Corporation
Brand: R100 tokyo
Type of Project: Interior
Use: Residence
Period: Jul 2022 – Nov 2023
Floor Area: 210.76m2
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Design: Koichi Futatsumata, Yasushi Arikawa, Aki Hashizume (CASE-REAL)
Construction: TAMARIX
MEP design: atelier NANJO inc.
Lighting Plan: Tatsuki Nakamura (BRANCH LIGHTING DESIGN)
Manufacture, Coordination of Furniture: E&Y
Photo: Daisuke Shima

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