The studio used the venture as a possibility to optimise the usage of native zelkova wooden which is more and more underutilised.
“We sympathized with the story of how zelkova was once a standard materials in Japan, however is now being chipped and discarded, and wished to discover the chances of zelkova by way of this venture,” lead designer Keiji Ashizawa instructed Dezeen.
“After I first noticed the pattern of it, I felt that its mild reddish hue, together with its story, was an excellent match for the venture,” he continued.
“We determined to create the inside utilizing zelkova that will are available concord with the mild mild from the north aspect.”
The 226-metre-square residence was centred round a spacious, open-plan dwelling space and eating room illuminated by floor-to-ceiling home windows.
A small workspace nestled behind a wall within the dwelling area makes use of the spacious inside, and is furnished with a desk, chair and shelving comprised of zelkova wooden.
The minimalist inside is outlined by textured white partitions and wooden used for flooring, window frames and fittings, that are tied collectively by cream furnishings, paper lighting and ornamental art work.
Within the dwelling area, lattice wood screens had been used to separate programmes in addition to present cross air flow by way of the area to create ethereal interiors.
“With the residence being situated in the course of a big metropolis like Tokyo, it was necessary to have a home-like environment that makes you are feeling comfortable,” Ashizawa stated.
“We had been aware of the calmness and tranquility wanted to realize this, and designed the inside with well-curated furnishings, lighting, and artwork to create an surroundings for this objective.”
A counter comprised of zelkova wooden divides the dwelling area and adjoining kitchen, whereas additionally serving as a further seating and eating area.
Inside the kitchen, cupboards constructed from gridded wood frames had been completed with concrete counter tops, complemented by tiled terrazzo flooring that additionally options within the residence’s entryway.
Gridded wood frames are repeated for each storage within the dwelling space and a wall in the primary bed room the place the house transitions right into a cosy-feel with carpet flooring.
A round chair and marbled desk sit in entrance of the bed room’s floor-to-ceiling home windows, with a research desk nestled into the nook.
Different lately accomplished initiatives with minimalist interiors embody a dental clinic in Montreal designed to feel like “someone’s home” and a London pub converted into a pared-back jewellery showroom.
The images is by Tomooki Kengaku.
Architect: Keiji Ashizawa Design
Undertaking architect: Keiji Ashizawa / Ryota Maruyama
Shopper: reBITA / NTT City Growth Coperation Tokyo
Furnishings collaboration: Norm Architects
Furnishings: Karimoku Case
Lighting: Kojima Shoten / Saito Shomei
Lighting plan: AURORA / Yoshiki Ichikawa
Inside styling: Yumi Nakata