This is a renovation of an apartment in the
town center. Our goal was to convert a 100m2 3LDK ordinary layout into the continuous
space where three members of the family could find their favorite area and
spend each time as they wanted without individual rooms.
The floor plan of a typical condominium was
fundamentally revised, with private rooms on the left and right across the
central hallway from the entrance, and an LDK at the end of the hallway. We
eliminated the central hallway and placed a core in the center that brought together
the bathroom, toilet, and storage. On the outside of this unified core, a
spacious entrance leads directly to the living room, continues through the
adjoining dining-kitchen to a windowed study, and then returns to the entrance.
The core has rounded corners and is entirely made of wood, giving it the
presence of a giant tree trunk. Due to its size, the space is continuous but
not completely visible, allowing sound and light to circulate around the space,
creating a daisy chain of spaces with various qualities. The floor is made of linoleum,
the walls are made of clay, and the core and furniture are finished with wood.
By unifying the interior with organic materials in earth tones, we created an
environment that echoes the rich nature that can be seen from the terrace.