This is an interior renovation project of an existing two-story timber structure house in Tokyo which was built approximately 40 years ago. The clients, a young couple and the wife’s parents, were already living here before the renovation.
Torafu Architects have performed the interior and exterior design for Snow Picnic, a gelato store that opened in a shopping street of Nakano, Tokyo. The Snow Picnic customers can enjoy watching their order being prepared on the spot through a one of a kind performance whereby liquid nitrogen is mixed into a liquid concentrate of […]
Tatsumi Apartment is a minimal concrete home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Hiroyuki Ito Architects. The site faces not only a wide street with heavy traffic but also a subway station. We thought wasn’t appropriate to adopt steel structure because of noisy neighborhood, even though the towering ratio was close to 5. Adopting RC structure, […]
About the client and the brief for the project I was the owner of this Tokyo City House, I designed it myself. The beginning of the project is that I first bought a plot with a small housing in the city center of Tokyo to live with my family (actually, I made a contract to […]
Team Living House is an apartment with a natural and simple beauty, located in downtown Tokyo, designed by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier. Team Living The client said unintentionally that they want to spend a brilliant time together nowhere else but in their house. Then I thought, “Indeed”. I always find that houses around us are […]
BnA Hotel Koenji was designed by Makeshift Architecture in Koenji, Tokyo, Japan. BnA Hotel Koenji takes the BnA (Bed and Art) concept a step further, by turning the entire creative city of Koenji into an art hotel. Description by Makeshift: BnA plans to acquire and build out art rooms all over Koenji, forming clusters that operate together […]