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House in Jiyugaoka
 

House in Jiyugaoka

Airhouse Design Office designed in Nagoya the renovation of a 40-year-old reinforced concrete apartment with a big dress room in the center that function as a passage as well as a storage.

 

Architecture / Toshiyuki Yano

This project was a renovation of a 40-year-old reinforced concrete apartment.

The spaces of the house were designed from a viewpoint of “storing clothes”. It was said that the client had a passion for fashion and loved trying on clothes or displaying newly bought clothes.

House in Jiyugaoka

Airhouse Design Office, House in Jiyugaoka, Nagoya city, Aichi, Japan

The client requested a large-sized closet space. However, the architects thought it was a shame to completely hide away the precious clothes. Therefore, a large closet space, called a dress room, was made in the center of the plan. The room functions as a passage as well as a display storage and a hide-away storage, and the space continuously changes depending on the situation or season. By doing so, fashion blends into life, and the space became a place to change the client’s mood whenever it was passed by. This renovation project was done by constructing spaces through re-examination of the conventional ideas of clothing storage.


House in Jiyugaoka, Nagoya city, Aichi
Program
: renovation of an apartment
Architects
: Keiichi Kiriyama / Airhouse Design Office
Area: 114 sqm
Completion: December 2013