Japanese firm Domino Architects was completed the modern renovation for a Tokyo apartment for a young family with a 2 year-old child. “This renovated a room of an old Japanese apartment into a flat for new lifestyle by inserting several simple wooden boxy volumes.” said the architects.
Called J House, the project is located in a boundary between an old town and a developing district around Tokyo. Considering the change of lifestyle due to child’s growth within a limited floor space, they installed corners, blind spots and niches with boxy volumes in order to enrich a variety of space.
Domino Architects was used a variety of textures and materials in tangible areas to give a rich, tactile sensation to the experience of the space. These including lauan woods, smooth plastics, motars and rough concrete blocks. While the main volumes and floor are finished by natural wooden material, they used vivid-colored plastic boards to partially cover the doors and shelves.
Photography by Gottingham