Hiroshima. An old naked apartment dresses with contemporary elements

Suppose Design Office renovates an apartment in Hiroshima by naking the structure and adding layers of time, materials and new colors.

Casa a Hirshima, foto Noriyuki Yano, design di Suppose Design Office

“Banality is sometimes striking”, This is a quote by Marguerite Duras from the film “Hiroshima mon amour” and applies perfectly to this interior of Hiroshima. If the banality is that of the bare sight structure, this is a case in which the recovery of raw materiality is surprising. Apart Nouvelle Vague (film is directed by Alain Resnais),  the materials here play a fundamental role. “Perhaps in contemporary life we ​​have become accustomed to the idea of ​​selecting the materials that go into what we do based on their suitability to the individual”, Supposed Design studio writes in the presentation of the project. “In architecture projects, we look at the ways in which the creation of things has taken place”. This home is located in a 43-year-old residential condominium. “The plan has been conceived on the basis of our continuous reflections on novelty, history” completeness in the incomplete “and the future”. This interior is a continuous relationship between pre-existing and new elements. Steel is used as a material for flooring, furniture, doors for windows and doors, flowerbeds, lighting and any number of interior accessories. Here the work of designers is overlapping over time, trying to recover the past history to adapt it to current use. Here is the contrast between the formal Japanese room and the building's bones. The choice of steel requires some care, in a historical moment in which the company is “maintenance free”.

Casa a Hiroshima
Supposed Design Office
118 sqm
Noriyuki Yano

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