Arched, rectangular and pentagonal doorways lower through the three bowed walls that frame the dining room of this apartment by MAMM Layout on the outskirts of Tokyo .
The Tokyo-based studio reorganised the interior of the 30-yr-previous apartment, in the Sagamiono location of the Sagamihara suburb, for a mother and her two daughters. The project is as a result named Apartment Sagamiono.
Stripping away the regimented original floor prepare to produce more fluid spaces, the designers added three gently curving walls to create a new family dining room in the heart of the residence.
A lounge, personal computer area and three bedrooms are tucked behind the walls close to the periphery of this central space – most of which are in the same locations as just before the renovation.
Doorways with arched, pointed and flat tops frame views out of the dining area, through the two the lounge and one particular of the bedrooms, in the direction of a lengthy balcony that runs along the south side of the apartment.
“[The apartment’s] wide frontage in the direction of the south was very desirable, but the existing prepare was a stereotypical one,” explained architects Akira and Maya Mada, the two founders of MAMM Design.
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“The initial phase was to get rid of most of the current partitions, except the bathroom, to produce one particular big space.”
Two of the curving walls meet at a point to create the pointed opening in front of the glazed balcony doors, while arched and rectangular doorways are positioned on either side.
The third wall peels away from other folks, leaving a wooden breakfast bar on one side of the kitchen open to the central living area.
“The current kitchen was closed and separated from other elements,” added the architects. “It was not an best scenario for the client, who would like to appreciate the scenery of the wide frontage and to talk with her daughters.”
The new walls cease twenty centimetres brief of the ceiling, offering privacy for the bedrooms but also enabling light and noises from the peripheral rooms to filter via to the heart of the apartment.
Whilst the central spot has pale grey floors, vibrant green-yellow flooring in the adjacent rooms accentuates the curving walls.
Akira and Maya Mada founded their studio in 2012. Other tasks by the pair incorporate the remodelling of an attic apartment in Amsterdam, where a kitchen was sunken down to makes room for a mezzanine over.
Photography is by Takumi Ota.
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