Wooden furniture and artworks decorate Hiroo Residence in Tokyo

Wooden furniture and artworks decorate Hiroo Residence in Tokyo

Designer Keiji Ashizawa made use of muted tones to make the most of the sunlight in this apartment in central Tokyo, which options picket art pieces and home furniture that was specially developed for the place.

For the Hiroo Home, named right after its site in the city’s Hiroo neighbourhood, Ashizawa desired to underline the high quality of the mild in the flat.

Hallway of Hiroo Residence
A slash-out wall lets gentle into the hallway, which has an artwork by Sara Martinsen

In the open up-strategy kitchen and residing space, mild streams in from a balcony, and the designer took advantage of this mild resource by producing a reduce-out wall so that the gentle carries via to the hallway upcoming to it.

“I think you can see we have a quite awesome sunlight here,” he instructed Dezeen through a walkthrough of the condominium. “So I did not want to use white, as it would be also vivid – in its place I utilized muted, subtle tones.”

Living room corner in Hiroo Residence
A wood artwork by Atelier Plateau and a slatted sideboard embellish the residing home

He also needed Hiroo Residence to sense like a peaceful place to occur property to in a hectic town, utilizing purely natural products to produce a tranquil atmosphere.

“Outside the house it is really tremendous noisy but inside it can be quite quiet, so I selected muted tones that also fuse with the materials the wood and the stone,” Ashizawa claimed.

The tranquil 200-square-metre condominium, which overlooks the Arisugawanomiya Memorial Park, has a few bedrooms and two loos, as properly as a kitchen and eating area, a little workspace and lots of storage areas.

Wooden furniture in Tokyo apartment by Keiji Ashizawa
Shaker-educated chairs and a wood light-weight had been utilized for the kitchen area

Prior to developing the inside, Ashizawa transformed the structure of the flat to make it more open, taking out an existing hallway to make a even larger eating space.

“Our objective was to design a house that can only be developed by meticulously crafting from the smallest element to the home furniture, ensuing in a peaceful, comforting, and inspiring atmosphere with minor sound, surrounded by purely natural resources crafted with tactility,” Ashizawa explained of the design and style.

Sofa and coffee table in Hiroo Residence
Keiji Ashizawa employed a neutral color palette for the dwelling

He worked with the Japanese picket home furnishings organization Karimoku on the challenge, which is the eighth in its Karimoku Scenario Study collection that sees it collaborate with architects on bespoke furnishings and inside assignments.

As a outcome, wood was applied through Hiroo Residence, with white-stained oak masking a lot of of the flooring.

Ashizawa also labored with Karimoku to build wooden window frames and sliding doors, which were put throughout the flat to insert privateness with out getting up as well considerably room.

The home furnishings matches the wooden inside facts and incorporates two parts established specially for the undertaking – a sideboard with attractive wood slats and a eating chair with a woven seat that was influenced by equally Shaker styles and common Scandinavian chairs.

Bedroom of Tokyo apartment by Keiji Ashizawa
Wood panels include the bedroom partitions

In the bedroom of Hiroo Residence, wood wall panels include a tactile and much more organic experience, which is echoed in the created-in shelves and drawers in the en-suite walk-in closet.

Cabinets have been also utilised to hide unique features in the kitchen area, wherever a massive wood unit requires up an total wall.

Kitchen by Karimoku for Tokyo flat
An complete wall is taken up by a wooden kitchen device

Even smaller sized details in the flat, this sort of as the prolonged kitchen area lamp, were designed from the substance.

Artworks in wood by Danish artwork studio Atelier Plateau and the artist Sara Martinsen, which ended up developed specifically for the house,  adorn the walls.

Karimoku has labored with Ashizawa on a selection of projects, including its 2nd showroom which just opened in Kyoto, Japan, and the Azabu Residence Case Research, in which the designer referenced mid-century American design.

The photography is by Tomooki Kengaku.