Oriel Window House by Shinsuke Fujii Architects

December 05, 2017

Industrial Zen

Oriel Window House by Shinsuke Fujii Architects

Japan has long been a playground for residential architects, who have to be extra creative in order to squeeze the maximum amount of space into restricted plots.  This small but perfectly formed house in Yokohama designed by Shinsuke Fujii Architects is no exception.

The 3/4 storey building sits on a plot measuring only 42 square metres but manages to create 75 square metres of light and airy space.  The sense of space is enhanced by a generously proportioned mezzanine on the first floor and a double-height living space on the second floor, well complemented by the extensive use of concrete and restrained furnishings, which create a zen-like minimalist vibe.  Oriel windows wrap around the entire frontage of the building on all floors, flooding the interior space with light and providing beautiful views of the cherry blossom filled park across the street.  The cantilevered bay windows also create useful seating space inside, perfect for contemplating the cherry blossom trees in full bloom.

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The sleek and sculptural shapes of the Helsinki table from Desalto, the Dao chair from Coedition and the Kaschkasch floor mirror from Menu would work beautifully in the minimalist concrete interior space of the Oriel Window house.
Helsinki Table - White Glass Top   Dao Chair  Kaschkasch Floor Mirror

 

Keep the lighting low and industrial with the sleek Eiffel wall light from Frama, the Five floor lamp from New Works and the Asterisco table light from LZF.

Eiffel Wall Light  Five Floor Lamp   Asterisco Table Light

 

For sleek industrial style accessories try the Axonometry desk tray from Ghidini 1961, the Bloom centrepiece from Incipit and the Machine collection porcelain dessert plates set from Diesel Living.

Axonometry A4 Desk Tray  Bloom Centrepiece  Porcelain Dessert Plates


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