How to get rid of stiffness and tightness inCity apartment? Japanese architects suggested a non-standard option: plywood partitions without doors and L-shaped interior layout, but they retained the necessary confidentiality. The Sinato studio architecture and design team decided to apply modern Japanese style in a city apartment located in the port city of Yokohama, Japan. The project was created for a married couple.
Minimalism as the basis of the interior
The modern urban pace of life requiresConstant dedication and concentration. To relax and be inspired, the appropriate environment is needed. Minimalist interior is a real find, especially for people associated with creativity. The apartment is in a building that is more than 20 years old. The architects left a concrete wall. It serves as an insulating partition between two bedrooms. Apart from them, there is a living area, a kitchen, a covered terrace and there are no doors anywhere. Additional partitions made of solid natural wood create a certain separation between all zones. Simple and concise lines in the layout and furniture, wood, glass, concrete create a cozy, clean and airy atmosphere.
Cloth for creativity
Such a layout and choice of style allowedZone for creativity. On the wooden partition wall, the shelves were placed and some modern paintings were hung, choosing them in accordance with the style, and also with the Japanese restraint inherent in them. The owner of the apartment, perhaps, is passionate about painting. Depending on the mood or the time of the year, apartment owners can update the wall: change pictures, hang photos, supplement bookshelves with books or flowers. A great place for self-expression!
The original L-shaped layout allowedFill the space with daylight from both sides and create the necessary air circulation. Pay attention that between the wooden partitions and the ceiling left a small place so that the sunlight spread throughout the apartment. Since the hostess of the room is carried away by flowers and spends a lot of time in the kitchen, additional light sources are a necessity.
A lot of wood
Wooden floor, walls and furniture formInteresting, cozy alliance. They are slightly different from each other in color, texture. Kitchen cabinets and wardrobe stand out with a pale palette. The floor is laid out in such a way that each zone in the apartment is allocated separately. Storage systems are also made of wood, which allows them to perfectly fit into the overall concept. Kitchen is the soul of the whole space. This is the central place that unites the two halves of the apartment. So the spouses can easily communicate with each other and at the same time deal with their own affairs. If desired, they can retire and not interfere with each other. Our opinion: - The desire of the owners to be closer to nature, perhaps due to the fact that the city in the recent past consisted of two villages, which then merged.
A place where it's easy to dream
The authors of the project sought to create a spaciousA place where it is easy to think and dream. After all, the owner of the apartment needs inspiration for creativity. Therefore, in some pieces of furniture and lamps there are round, smooth shapes. Despite the fact that in the style of minimalism there should be no superfluous bright spots, the interior is dosed with juicy accents. Gray color and wood trim provide a soft tactile contrast. Our opinion: - Heat and comfort brings in the interior of the rug in the terrace area, a comfortable chair and, of course, the flowers that the proprietress-housewife so loves. Toshiyuki Yano