Future in the Japanese interior
• The future of Japanese interior
Trying to imagine the future and what would be the way of life and housing, five prominent architects of ARCHSTUDIO, B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio, Design Apartment and SODA Architects were invited by New Everbright Center for the design of the four residences in ArtPark9 in Beijing, China.
Four apartments with a total area of 394 square meters are decorated in different styles, showing harmony in diversity and jointly interpreting the ideal habitat for the modern Asian people across the eastern philosophy.
Residence Hillside Dwelling on ARCHSTUDIO located on the 28th floor and offers to review the experience of living in a high-rise building, based on reflections on the evolution of human dwellings in history. ARCHSTUDIO architects tried to get back to basics and to encourage interaction between people and the environment.
In the rectangular space of the floor gently rises from the bottom of the large French windows to the ceiling, symbolizing the slope and creating a three-dimensional relationship between people inside the apartment and the landscape outside. The interior is divided into five major functional areas. Hall and bathroom are located in the "cave" under the "hill", bedroom and bathroom are in the best place on the "hill" to enjoy views and seating area and walks provided at the "foot". In this case, the apartment has all the modern amenities such as a minibar and a projection screen, which are ready for use at any time.
Residence In Between by Design Apartment in Chinese sounds like "gray space", symbolizing something intermediate, indicating a transition between exterior and interior, mood swings and self-transformation. Chief Architect project through separation and unity, textures, coatings and layers intended to create a continuous spatial experience. Chinese character in a zigzag pattern resembles the shape of the path or some sort of connection, which tells the story of a series of interrelated spaces. The snow-white interior of this apartment symbolizes gentleness and inclusiveness, reflecting the sunlight, it is possible to add any color. The holes around the bed not only ensure the unity, but also reduce the feeling of loneliness caused by the size of the residence, making people feel more protected.
Residence Borderless Space by SODA Architects based on a physical boundary violation and using video images as a method of connecting the various measurements. Four different screen sizes, designed for day and night play content on different topics are built into three walls, so that people can feel and see the unique pictures from different time zones. Screens, displays and light boxes arranged haphazardly, breaking the traditional sense of the boundaries of the solid space and eroding the concept of time. Tenants of apartments can watch the sunset in Beijing through these windows, see the still sunny Paris in a virtual window at home and wonder the vast darkness of the universe thanks to NASA personnel at the same time.
Harmony Courtyard Residence by B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio has an area of 120 square meters and corresponds to the new way of life of people who have undergone significant changes over the long history of human habitation in the cities. From the residence of several generations of a family together, to create a family unit of 3-4 people and the transition to the new households consisting of one independent person, the city gradually adapts by offering appropriate habitats. Contemporary residence breaks the traditional interior layout, there is no room dividers, and a common area like a patio. Moreover, the surrounding corridor slightly raised to act as a seat around the yard. The chief architect of the project as much as possible squeezed private space, leaving more room for the common area, where the largest part of life.