Azabu Flat

120 m2 renovation, Azabu, Tokyo
Christopher Sjoberg, Koen Klinkers, Will Galloway
Photographs Toshiyuki Yano

The essence of the Japanese market for collective housing is to make as many rooms as possible, sub-dividing already limited space until every family member will have their room. A degree of privacy is obtained by sacrificing space for actual communal life, while even more space is lost to create connecting hallways. Here the walls are all removed, creating a single family room and a large single bedroon that can be subdivided by large mobile wardrobes.