D flat
Daisuke Akita
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Kitchen sinkCORIAN® Design
ToiletTOTO
LightsDAIKO
HobsHarman
Oven and dishwasherMiele & Cie. KG
Faucet hardware and sinksanwacompany

Product Spec Sheet
Kitchen sink
Toilet
by TOTO
Lights
by DAIKO
Hobs
by Harman
Oven and dishwasher
Faucet hardware and sink

D flat

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Comfort and luxury in a city with such high density is defined modestly - by depth of space and an absence of wasted ground. This flat was originally built around just the opposite approach - a typical Tokyo apartment, it was made with a wildly inefficient series of small isolated rooms and very low ceilings.

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Daisuke Akita

In our updated version of the space, we aimed to simplify the organization and introduce as much depth as possible. The rooms are connected as a chain of spaces, without hallways, in order to maximize comfort and develop a sense of space without waste. Ceilings were raised as high as possible, and all exterior surfaces were finished with concrete panels over a new layer of insulation, creating a minimal interior that the owner can inhabit freely. Existing service ducts were replaced with insulated concrete pipes, but left unhidden to become a feature of the home.

photo_credit Daisuke Akita
Daisuke Akita

The depth of the city is borrowed for the daily routines of those living in the flat. The view from the entrance hall is as open as from the living room and bedroom - affording a spacious impression of an otherwise small home.

photo_credit Daisuke Akita
Daisuke Akita

If we are to live in the city then it is essential to work out how to use the high density urban environment to extend comfort. This assumes the environment is an amenity and as a result blocking out the surrounding city would be a waste.

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Daisuke Akita
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Daisuke Akita
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Daisuke Akita
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Material Used:
1. Harman - hobs, Miele – oven and dishwasher, Haatz - Range hood
2. Corian - kitchen sink
3. Sanwa  - Faucet hardware and sink
4. T-plus - shower hardware
5. Sugatsune - towel racks
6. TOTO - toilet
7. Daiko - lights
8. Yamagiwa - pendant light

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