The renovation of an apartment for Taiwanese business men is situated near Osaka City’s transportation nucleus.
The living and working areas consist of a semi-open kitchen that connects with a living/dining area, a traditional tatami room and a hallway, a guest space and a central room with a walk-in closet.
The northern wall which extends to the west from the east is materialized with reflective foil. It works as the screen which creates various light atmosperes and makes scenes appear vaguely.
Privacy is achieved with sliding doors while flexibility is optimized with various lighting design. The lights create different moods such as different as a business meeting room or an art exhibition.
Slits were cut into the doors to allow natural light to illuminate all corners of the home during the day.
Location : Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan
Completion : 2012
Function : Accomodation, Guest House, Office
Total Floor Area : 51 sqm
Design : March – April 2012
Construction : May – June 2012