Frontofficetokyo strips small apartment down to a single room
To make better use of space inside this small Tokyo flat, local studio FrontOfficeTokyo replaced almost all of the walls with multi-functional box units and a series of sliding partitions (+ slideshow).The apartment, which measures 50 square metres, is located in the Akasaka neighbourhood of Tokyo.To make the space feel bigger and brighter, FrontOfficeTokyo stripped the space down to a single room."The original subdivisions in the apartment created spaces that were more symbolic than functional, and a lot of the living space was dark as well as under-sized," architect Bill Galloway told Dezeen.Architects are frequently coming up with interesting ways to maximise space in small apartments.
4 Ways to Make the Most of a Small Japanese Apartment
Luckily, Japanese people are masters of making the most of small spaces and creating clever storage solutions.Consider Japanese FurnitureGenerally speaking, room sizes in Japan are a lot smaller than in western countries.For a good idea on what to expect, check out our guide on how much IKEA furniture you can expect to fit in an average Japanese size apartment.This helps you make the most of your limited storage space by only using it for items that need to be kept out of sight.Click here to read more of our articles about Japanese apartment living and interior design.
Crazy Small Japanese Apartment Design- Here's What It Is Like
But there is a type of crazy small Japanese apartment that takes locals by surprise too.Considering Japanese humidity in summer and coldness in winter, small apartments can save up quite a bit of yen.Crazy Small Japanese Apartment Design1.Micro 1R Small Japanese Apartment in TokyoSize: 8 – 12 square metersIn the word “1R”, R stands for Room.Nakagin Capsule TowerSize: 10 sqmActually, the whole concept of crazy small Japanese apartments has appeared since 1972 when the Nakagin Capsule Tower was constructed.
Innovative Tatami Mats Transform a Rental Apartment in Japan
Innovative Tatami Mats Transform a Rental Apartment in JapanTatami mats transform a renovated apartment in Nagoya, Japan by Nanometer Architecture.Silver curtains—neither a wall nor a door, Mitani notes—hide a closet in a renovated apartment in Nagoya, Japan by Nanometer Architecture.A renovated apartment in Nagoya, Japan by Nanometer Architecture.A renovated apartment in Nagoya, Japan by Nanometer Architecture.A renovated apartment in Nagoya, Japan by Nanometer Architecture.
Surviving A Tokyo Microapartment Is Possible (If You Get Creative
Those who are used to the exorbitant prices of apartment living in New York City or Hong Kong will not find Tokyo’s housing market shocking.To help you survive your transition into a tiny living, here are seven essential tips.Many microapartments in Tokyo are a standard studio: sleeping, kitchen and living space all within a few centimeters of each other.Decorating is keyOne of the most important steps to making a tiny space feel homely is to bring a little personality to it.Hostile neighbor relations can lead to hostile living environments—which is exactly the type of thing that will make tiny living less comfortable.
Japanese Minimalist Apartment Interior Design by Fertility Design
Minimalism in Japanese styleBalance between volumes and materials in a modern homeThe contemporary luxury interior design, which in most cases refers to the minimalistic style not always creates a sense of comfort in a modern home at first sight .We can see how this balance is created in this modern contemporary Japanese minimalist house, which authors are the designers from studio Fertility Design.The property consists of a living room, dining room with a feature of a home study, entrance-hall and bedroom.Mirror doors on a big wardrobe is opposing the warm and calm tones of the floor in this minimalist interior design duel.See the other images of the project by clicking them below:[lg_folder folder=”Japanese Minimalist Apartment Interior Design by Fertility Design-Gallery/”]
Small apartment ideas to give your home a new lease of life
Small apartment ideasWhen planning how to decorate a small apartment, it's not just about space, it's about how you play with light, decreasing visual clutter and using color in clever ways.Be smart with lighting choices for compact spaces(Image credit: Apt London)It's worth spending time thinking about your lighting in a small apartment design.Use built-in furniture to divide and conquer(Image credit: James Merrell)Room divider ideas are useful for separating spaces, even in a small apartment.'In a small apartment, built-in components should be visually restrained and not bulky,' says Lea Korzeczek, co-founder of Studio Oink (opens in new tab).A sectional is a great choice for a small apartment, creating a more intimate sitting area when entertaining than a linear sofa can.
Masatoshi Hirai creates communal family spaces in Tokyo flat
Japanese architect Masatoshi Hirai has refurbished an apartment in Tokyo, creating one shared bedroom, living space and wardrobe for its inhabitants (+ slideshow).The project, called Team Living House, is an overhaul of a compact flat located on the fifth floor of a 1970s block in downtown Tokyo.Rather than creating private rooms for each individual, the local architect formed a series of themed communal spaces.As a result, the family shares a single bedroom, lounge, desk space and even closet.The primary living space and study are distinguished by a level change, which is also used to disguise integrated furniture.
Tokyo's Micro-Apartments See a Surge in Popularity: The Secret of
These flats are attractive to many young tenants who tolerate the astonishingly tiny living space, prioritizing convenient location and low rent.Those seeking a new dwelling no doubt consider the rent and location, but apartment size is also a key deciding factor.What kind of person would choose to live in such a tiny apartment, and what factors do they take into consideration?On the plus side, she does not accumulate things, and has used her ingenuity to create a relaxed living space.Despite the very limited kitchen space, Aiko has found that she can use her dining table for many preparation tasks.
Zen House From RCK Design Studio In Japan
Modern Zen House project is performed by RCK Design studio in Tokyo (Japan).The private residence is filled with the atmosphere of absolute calmness and harmony due to white walls and plenty of light.Moreover, the house is ecologic and energy-efficient due to the residential photovoltage power system, special windows and rainwater collector.The interior of this residence is stylish and unobtrusive, without excessive decor elements.© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki HiraiPhotos by: Hiroyuki Hirai
19 Astounding Japanese Interior Designs With Minimalist Charm
0 commentsTraditional Japanese Zen philosophy is inspired by the simplicity and naturalness, as we can find in minimalist architecture and design.Japanese minimalist interiors are so elegant and amazing and everyone would love to enjoy in such a beautiful and pleasant space.While white and neutral colors dominate the minimalist design, in children’s rooms Japanese style can be found in moderation and vibrant colors.We present you one interesting collection of some beautiful Japanese interior designs that will attract you attention for sure!If you are looking for inspiration how to decorate your home in Japanese style, you will find it in our photo gallery!
A small apartment in the industrial style is a smart plant
This small apartment is located in Hollywood, California and was designed by interior Funn Roberts.He makes the most of a small space, and shows some interesting tricks for small spaces.And here's the surprise - a famous actor is the owner of "cabin loft", namely Vincent Kartheiser of Mad MenThe small apartment Vincent KartheiserControl corresponds to the style of Japanese industry was where old and new combine to art.Wood, steel and warm colors create a cozy atmosphere that is perfectly complemented by antique furniture of high quality.Small apartment in Japanese industrial lookAnother highlight is an open shower, which is good in the bathroom sink and the amazing stone, which looks very natural.
A Multifunctional wooden 'bedroom box' creates a whole new room
Making the most of a small studio apartment space takes some serious skill and creative know-how.Redesigning a studio apartment space, the teammates behind Ruetemple, an architecture, and interior design studio, have created a bedroom box module that saves space and makes the studio feel a lot bigger.Following the bookshelves to the platform’s side facade, a tall, uninterrupted wall provides an ideal backdrop for the studio’s living area, where a green velvet couch takes up residence.The bedroom module’s elevated nature offers enough space for integrated storage units.The bedroom module features a tall facade that enacts the use of an overhang to create a living area that feels more defined and purposeful.
Modern Apartment Brings Japanese Beauty To Tel Aviv
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Taiwanese studio A Little Design creates 17.6-square-metre micro
Taiwanese studio A Little Design has converted a former piano studio in Taipei, Taiwan into a tiny apartment with built-in, space-saving furniture.Formerly a piano studio, the apartment measures just 17.6 square metres and has a ceiling height of 3.4 metres.The owner of the city centre apartment travels frequently with work, sometimes living abroad for short periods of time.The bathroom and kitchen switched positions, and the entryway and kitchen were combined to create a continuous space."We hope the attempt of design could provide some schemes and possibility for this living type."
Ten timeless mid-century modern interiors
For our latest Dezeen lookbook, we have collected 10 projects from the Dezeen archives that showcase elegant mid-century modern interiors with a contemporary feel.As the name suggests, mid-century modern is the name of a style of design and architecture from the middle of the 20th century, usually seen as spanning from the mid-1940s until the late 1960s.Here, we have gathered images of 10 projects where mid-century modern design has been used to create interiors that are elegant without feeling cold or stark.Find out more about Biscuit Loft ›Eames House, US, by Charles and Ray EamesPerhaps the ultimate example of mid-century modern design, designer couple Ray and Charles Eames' eponymous house is filled with the couple's own creations.A black-leather upholstered Eames chair and bedside rice lamp add to the laid-back vibe.
Combining Small Apartment Decorating With Multifunctional Japanese
Therefore, this small apartment decorating is combined with Japenese style ideas.The Japanese style makes your small apartment becomes modern and style by using minimalist interior as well.Small Apartment Design With Multifunctional Japenese Style Ideas by Art BuroWhat will you do if you have a modest space in an apartment?Small Apartment Decorating Combined With Japanese Interior in Kitchen AreaYou can call it this is a small two-storey apartment.You do not need to hesitate to choose this small apartment decorating with multifunctional Japanese style ideas into your apartment.
Modern Japanese Interior Design, A Guide and Decor Ideas
Modern Japanese interior design has also had a lasting impact on Western architecture and interiors.So what are the main features of modern Japanese interior design?Shinto and wabi-sabi provide a strong foundation for modern Japanese interior designs.By contrast, a decor that draws inspiration from modern Japanese interior design takes only some elements from this style.Instead, you can use a selection of beautifully designed products and home accessories to create a living space that draws inspiration from modern Japanese interior design.