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Case of Room 907
907号室の場合

A couple, whose child had left home and started independent life, live in this apartment and welcome visits by friends. They decided to entirely renovate the apartment built in 1980  so that they can lead a quieter and more comfortable life. They had a wide variety of possessions including cabinets, benches, chairs, books, souvenirs, paintings, sculpture, kitchen utensils and more. We appropriately grouped them together and interspersed them with the scenes of daily life in the spacious room: CDs are lined up on audio shelves next to a dining table, souvenirs from around the world are lined up on lintels with embedded upward lighting, and paintings are hung on each side of the big column in the center of the room. Groups of things respectively generate a sense of unity and create a number of small places in the room, while individual objects maintain their own uniqueness. Various pieces of furniture made of Japanese ash throughout the apartment as common elements. All the elements with different functions and different sizes including cabinets, shelves, desk, doors, lintels, bathroom mirror, and towel bars are made of Japanese ash.  Considering that objects will increase in number, mix with other objects and enrich the interior landscape in the future, this design is same as thinking about their layout.

子どもが独立したあとの夫婦と、時々訪れる友人たち。1980年竣工の分譲マンションに、落ち着いた日常のための全面改修を行った。持ち込まれるものは、キャビネットやベンチ、椅子などの家具、本、土産物品、絵画、彫刻、キッチン用品など多種多様、膨大な量であった。ダイニングテーブル脇のオーディオ棚にはCDが並べられ、各地の土産物はアッパーライト仕込みの鴨居に並べられ、部屋の中心にある大きな柱のそれぞれの面には絵画が架けられ、というように、広い室内の風景のなかでそれらは適度なまとまりをもって散りばめられながら、生活のシーンと連動していく。そうして、個々のモノでありつつひとかたまり性を保って室内にいくつかの小さな場所性を作り出す。そこに共通するのはタモ製の造作家具である。収納、棚、机、扉、鴨居、洗面鏡、タオル掛けに至るまで、必要な機能や寸法がすべて異なるものを同一素材で制作した。今後も増えていくであろうモノたちが、それぞれ混ざり合って、室内の風景をより豊かにしていくのだとすれば、設計は、それらのレイアウトを考えることと同じことになる。

  • Date

    2016.05
  • Usage

    Residence
  • Type of structure

    SRC
  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Client

    Individual
  • Total floor area

    88.8 sqm
  • Detail design period

    2015.062016.02
  • Construction period

    2016.032016.05
  • Detail design

    • Produce

      Misawa A-Project
  • Collaboration

    • Construction

      Double Box
  • Publication and Link

Photo.

CoverNorito Yamauchi
  • 1–9Norito Yamauchi