apartment for TK by kurosawa kawaraten maximizes family quarters apartment for TK by kurosawa kawaraten maximizes family quarters
dec 27, 2014

apartment for TK by kurosawa kawaraten maximizes family quarters

apartment for TK by kurosawa kawaraten maximizes family quarters
photo © sayaka mochiduki
all images courtesy of kurosawa kawaraten

 

 

 

kurosawa kawaraten‘s ‘apartment for TK’ is a renovation project for a couple who was given a 40-year old apartment from the husband’s grandfather. ‘we thought of how this family could spend their daily life in the building with respect to the past generation,’ kawaraten says. 

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
the diagonal wall divides the space
photo © sayaka mochiduki

 

 

 

the plan builds off of the ‘NLDK’ concept, a japanese strategy from 1951 that understands the house as a combination of the living room, dining room, and kitchen. the balance of these functions has been reconsidered in relation to whether or not they need to be private or family-oriented. making this possible is a diagonal wall that divides rectangular body of the residence into three rooms and a corridor. its length has been maximized, finding the two points that are the farthest away from each other in a straight line within the limited dimensions. the result forms two large windows for the right triangle area.

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
another view from kitchen
photo © sayaka mochiduki

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
living room
photo © sayaka mochiduki

 

 

 

the space of the other triangle consists of the bathroom and suites with the basic, necessary amounts for storage and sleeping that provide exclusivity away from the public programs. there no door for the children’s room, as it is easily accessible and supervised from the kitchen. meanwhile, the parents room features a large panel of glass that enables them to view the rest of the atmosphere.

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
crossing of diagonal wall
photo © sayaka mochiduki

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
living room
photo © sayaka mochiduki

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
the view from kitchen
photo © sayaka mochiduki

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
kitchen
photo © sayaka mochiduki

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
the view from parents bed room

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
parents bed room
photo © sayaka mochiduki

kurosawa kawaraten apartment for TK
plan
photo © sayaka mochiduki

 

 

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