ON design partners composes handy room in tokyo ON design partners composes handy room in tokyo
may 31, 2014

ON design partners composes handy room in tokyo

ON design partners composes ‘handy room’ in tokyo
all images courtesy of ON design




the ‘handy room’ results from the renovation of an apartment in tokyo by the japanese studio ON design. the scheme treats the overall 50 sqm dwelling as a blank site, and arranges various furniture and ‘small architectures’ throughout to divide spaces in regard to functionality.


this strategy also attempts to provide diversity into the tight residence, by giving different identities to each element or area. the zone nearest the window is characterized as very open, while closed off spaces are created inside, around, and above two little volumes. this includes the kitchen, beds, storage, and kids room. additionally, dissimilar materials distinguish each component, including brick, lava stone, and tile.

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beds are located atop the brick and lava stone volumes

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the window wall serves to orient and arrange the spaces

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the zone nearest the window is left spatially open maximize the impact of daylight and views

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the dining table is located at the center of the apartment

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the brick pod contains the kids room

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floor plan in perspective view

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floor plans
(left): before
(right): after




project info:


location: minato, chuo-ku, tokyo
architect: osamu nishida + takanori ineyama / ON design
construction: shinei
floor area: 60.42 sqm

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