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Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.08.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Apollo Architects & Associates have created a house for a couple in a quiet residential area of Tokyo that enables coexistence with the husband’s art collection and a beloved car.

 

 

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa, "Acid Bloom 2003" .A N) mika ninagawa

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa, “Acid Bloom 2003” .A N) mika ninagawa

Says architect Satoshi Kurosaki, “In contrast to the exterior that uses exposed RC and bronze tinted glass, the interior space with an L-shaped plan around the courtyard is open and filled with natural light.”

 

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“Comfortable light from the dry area, which is connected to the courtyard, illuminates the basement space. The basement has a bedroom for their daughter and a second living room, where the family can relax and casually reside as if in a café or a library.”

 

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“The first floor has a main bedroom and storage areas, as well as an open garage for two cars. The second floor has a formal living/dining/kitchen area that can be used to entertain guests, and bathrooms. All rooms face toward the courtyard, in consideration of privacy protection.”

 

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“The interior decoration of the living/dining/kitchen area with a gloss-coated kitchen, built-in storage, and Italian modern furniture consists of chic colors of mainly gray and beige. Colorful art pieces by Mika Ninagawa that utilize primary colors add stimulation to the space, and exist while enhancing each other’s presence.”

 

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Grigio House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“Furthermore, the symbolic tree view from the picture window creates a borrowed scenery. Diffused light from high windows and skylights formulates fine fluctuations in the gray scene. This living space, which resembles a small art museum in a city, also functions as a system to travel back and forth between the ordinary and extraordinary while interacting with nature, seasons, and aesthetic feelings created by humans.”

 

PROJECT DATA
Architecture : Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location : Setagaya ward Tokyo
Date of Completion : March 2015
Principal Use : Private housing
Structure : Reinforced Concrete
Site Area: 155.99 m2
Total Floor Area : 144.56 m2 (49.62 m2/B1F, 36.48 m2/1F, 58.46m2/2F)
Design Period : March 2012 – February 2013
Construction Period : April 2014 – March 2015
Structural Engineer : Masaki Structure (Kenta Masaki)
Mechanical Engineer : Naoki Matsumoto
Lighting design: SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE

 

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