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Arrow is a residence situated in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan, designed by APOLLO Architects & Associates. The residence is partially constructed on the lot of the proprietor’s mother and father’ residence, juxtaposing an extremely-trendy aesthetic with a standard-styled Japanese residence. A portion of the primary flooring is devoted as a photograph studio area, whereas the dwelling areas are located on the second flooring the place the doorway is situated.
Because the website is indifferent, the outside design makes use of as a lot of the lot as potential, thus creating an indirect form that characterizes the house’s distinctive look. The photograph studio employs glass partitions to be able to ostensibly increase the area, whereas additionally introducing plentiful pure lighting onto the primary flooring. The shallow staircase main as much as the doorway serves as a novelty function to entice guests when approaching.
Skylights from the pitched roof forged distinctive and dramatic shadows within the white-coloured interiors. The architect additionally describes the meditative perform of the unblocked skylight as a way of creating one overlook that the residence is in a densely populated residential neighborhood.
The second flooring incorporates one room, and in addition inhabits a loft area that’s accessed by a ladder. I’m an enormous fan of the geometric eccentricities that APOLLO Architects & Associates applies onto virtually all of their works.
Images by Akira Nishikawa.