Azabu flat

Azabu flat

Architect
frontofficetokyo
Location
Tokyo, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Apartments
Toshiyuki Yano
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
faucetGROHE
dishwasherMiele & Cie. KG
Dishwashers
faucetLIXIL
SuppliersAria Fina
kitchen counterCorian DuPont
kitchen sinkDupont Corian

Product Spec Sheet
dishwasher
Dishwashers by Miele & Cie. KG
faucet
by LIXIL
Suppliers
kitchen counter
kitchen sink

More from Less

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The essence of the modern Japanese market for collective housing is to make as many rooms as possible - sub-dividing limited space again and again until every family member will have their own room.

photo_credit Toshiyuki Yano
Toshiyuki Yano

A degree of privacy is obtained by sacrificing spaces meant for communal life, while even more space is lost to create connecting hallways. Here the walls are all removed, creating a single family room and a large single bedroom that is subdivided and rearranged with mobile wardrobes, one for each of the family members.

photo_credit Toshiyuki Yano
Toshiyuki Yano

The short hallway that remains after this process of combining becomes part of the bath, while a guest room is created with a raised tatami plinth.

photo_credit Toshiyuki Yano
Toshiyuki Yano

The apartment is defined by a series of communal spaces, reversing the previous order, and creating more from less.

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