Interiors from Tokyo apartment by Naruse Inokuma Architect

Monday, 19 May 2014

Some of you, already know that we are currently travelling in Japan. :)  Always on the look for great designs for our new platform MOD! :)  For more news, subscribe here for our newsletter an/or Like our FB 

We will highlight some great interior design from Japan on the blog during our travels !
Lets start with this refurbished modern-day Tokyo apartment  by Naruse Inokuma Architects, in collaboration with Hiroko Karibe Architects Many of Japan's traditional architectural icons represents the essential elements of wabi-sabi (侘寂),  which is translated loosely as the "acceptance of transience and imperfection.  The aesthetic it represents is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".

Love the way this interior delicately balances the old and the new. Panels of plywood define the transition between each space, creating a beautiful overlap of planes, textures, surfaces and materials.
Existing walls were stripped back to expose previously hidden textures of rough and imperfect concrete shell, also revealing layers of old plaster and wallpaper. 

Raw elegance at its best. We ♡ TOKYO ! 

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