Yuuki Kitada renovated an apartment with an hall way at the center, like a meditation tunnel, ending in a hollow inspired by the one in the big wood column of Todaiji-temple in Nara.
The long hall way located in the center of the apartment designed in Brooklyn by Yuuki Kitada connects public space and private space.
It has a pyramid shape ceiling with one LED at the top and gives a spiritual feeling at the apartment from one side to the other, becoming a “meditation tunnel”.
The shoe closet at the end of the hallway has a small hole at the bottom. The idea comes from the hall in the big wood colonnade of Todaiji-temple in Nara, Japan. There is the superstition that you get fortune and health when you go through the small tunnel.
There are white-washed wood panel, bleached oak floor and white color for stone and wall throughout the apartment. It gives minimal, consistent and pure feeling of the space. Tapered and slim edge details are also consistent detail elements to emphasize minimal and sensitive design expression. Wood base, vanity mirror frame, window trim, book shelf and kitchen counter have tapered shape.