Akasaka Flat

50m2 Renovation; Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokoyo
Koen Klinkers, Will Galloway, Daniel Yu

Photographs Toshiyuki Yano

First built in the 1970's the apartment was cramped by contemporary standards, even for Tokyo, with low ceilings and short and narrow rooms. After stripping the space down to a single room, the design takes a hint from the overlapping spaces in the city and is composed from three simple shapes. A grey wood box houses the laundry, a concrete box contains the bath and sink, while an S shaped partition forms a closet and space for the fridge. The updated space is simple but comfortable and connects to the city perfectly.