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2012年09月15日

Ever Interior Coodinate / H Residence

The H residence is a 3-story house that has 1 floor below ground and 2 floors above ground, and is located in Meguro, Tokyo. The owner wanted to create a space full of texture and nuance like galleries in Europe, and asked architect Kenichi Yokobori and interior designer Tomoko Komata to design their house since their collaboration was perfectly balanced. On the ground floor, a foyer, Japanese room, living room, dining room, and kitchen were planned circling around the sunroom and terrace. And on the 2nd floor, a wide hallway that is used also as a bureau, a main bedroom, children’s room, bathrooms and utility room were planned. As for the interior design, classical elements were added to the modern design. The living room and dining room floors are herringbone flooring. For the living room, 2 walls are painted in a grey beige color, and 1 wall is covered with plant motif wallpaper. By combining different materials in the same grey-ish tone, a calm and sophisticated space was created. What brings together the different color schemes used in the living room, dining room and kitchen is the molding decoration used on the walls. By using the molding as a decoration accent in selected points, the space became very sophisticated. The furniture is original furniture the owner has been using for a long time, which helped to create a one and only house for the couple.


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Ever Interior Coodinate / Yueh Residence

The Yueh residence stands in an area close the beach in Hayama, Kanagawa. The architect Vincent Yueh partnered with Kentaro Toyoda to plan his second house. The L-shaped land has a small frontage with a giant cherry tree in the center. Like a ship, the deck connects the house to the exterior centering the 2 symbol trees. In the east block with the triangular roof, a 7.2m high living dining room was planned, and in the 2-story west block, the hobby room on the 1st floor is connected to the white sand yard through a 6.3m wide accordion door. The bathroom has direct access to the pool from the 1st floor, and children’s room and main bedroom are on the 2nd floor. The kitchen was planned in between the 2 blocks and the whole house can be viewed from the deck that serves as an outdoor dining area. The interior is simple and classic in its design, with grey and white coloring. Mr. Yueh coordinated everything together with his wife from the furniture, lighting, textiles and art. The attention to detail adds dignity to the space, and because the coloring and design are basic, the total image is kept even after adding other elements. The house was designed keeping both architecture and interior design in mind, from the furniture and the textiles that were successfully mixed with the owner’s lifestyle and the input from his profession.


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2012年09月18日

Interior Article

Interior design is more than just textiles or furniture. Everything that you see inside a space, including floors or walls are interior elements and; comfort and depth is created by combining all the elements together. Interior design serves an important role in bringing architecture and human closer together, such as adding depth to a white box with colors, materials or lighting. In Europe, interior design has developed together with architectural style, technical innovation, or lifestyle. On the other hand, Japanese culture was based on the Tatami lifestyle that had minimal use of furniture, so the interior design of Japan is still undeveloped by comparison. The white wall left undecorated, and the space without material or color variation is flat and linear. But back in time, Japanese houses were full of colors and materials with mud walls, tatami or sliding picture paper doors (Fusuma). To find an interior that matches present lifestyles, it is important to mix the traditional style based on the climate and natural features together with more modern elements. Interior design is completed not by selecting curtains or furniture after the building is completed, but rather is necessary from the initial planning stage and the space must be visualized in its totality from the start. Among everything, walls, floors, lighting, and openings are important aspects of interior designing; and depth and comfort are created in a house by using various materials or colors. Let’s challenge ourselves by creating an original and attractive house through an understanding of the various ways of expression.

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2012年09月20日

Création Bauman

Fabric brand Création Bauman, who’s head office is in Switzerland was founded in 1886 to manufacture and sell linen. Now, there are 9 branches and 40 agents around the world. From 1950, the brand actively challenged new approaches thinking that “The brand will not continue, if the brand stays normal.” The brand is especially known for its innovative materials and processing techniques, and its various original materials. For example, “DIMMER” is a light shielding fabric that is soft enough to frill and is made from original yarn developed in collaboration with a yarn company. There are other unique materials, like shiny crease processed like an art collection, and soft lace like cotton made with polyester. Also to balance the light shielding, acoustic function and design, the brand collaborates with other manufacturers. Philippe Baumann, the CEO, says “I do not want the customers to choose the fabric just from design. Function and price is also important and the function requested changes from time to time.” Like heat barriers, light shielding, odor elimination and heat- retention, the brand is constantly researching the customer’s needs and is reflecting the needs into their production development. From 2002, the material development, design, marketing, sales, and production are working in one team under the “Production management system” Mr. Philippe introduced.

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2012年09月21日

PIET BOON

Oostzaan is a town 30 minutes by car toward the northeast from Amsterdam, Holland. In this town with its idyllic scenery like a landscape painting, is the office and showroom of designer PIET BOON, who now gathers attention from all over Holland and around the world. Although he flies around the world and is active in various projects, he chose to have his office in his home town, as his inspiration originates from this town. The showroom opened in 2011 and exhibits all his collections. In this 3-story building, the showroom is on the 450m2 1st floor and the 2nd and 3rd floors are used as offices. PIET BOON was founded in 1983 and started as a small construction company in Boon’s hometown. He gradually started to gain interest in design; and he now designs residences, hotels, restaurants, and offices. He totally plans and constructs the buildings and designs the interior and furniture. He has worked on projects in Holland, NY and California in the United States and Taiwan; his luxurious yet natural, warm, comfortable style always attract attention. In the showroom, Karin, his wife and the brand’s interior stylist, decorated and added warmth to Boon’s natural yet stylish furniture full of texture. From 2012, the collection range expanded with the new “FEDDE” collection, which fits into compact spaces.

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2012年09月23日

URBAN HOME HEARTS / K Residence

The K residence (named PATIO) located in Tokyo’s residential area has 1 basement and 2 floors above ground. Seeking a “neutral space,” architects Hisaaki Yaita and Naoko Yaita planned the house. The house looks simple; it’s a 2-story box from the outside with a courtyard in the basement to fulfill the request for a house that is closed to the outside but open on the inside. In the basement, where the temperature and wind from outside does not effect much; a bedroom, bureau, toilet and bathroom were laid out in one line surrounding the courtyard that is long from north to south, maintaining privacy. On the ground floor is a public zone, with a roof terrace, entrance and parking centering the Japanese room. On the 2nd floor, the living/dining room and open kitchen were placed in one space, so that the couple can hear the other’s voice or to feel each other’s presence. This floor serves both as public and private space to welcome guests from time to time. The 3-story high courtyard connects the floors laterally and creates a spacious, open space but is closed to the outside. Also, by combining reinforced concrete structure and steel structure, H beams are used above the roof of the 2nd floor, which enabled the owners to create a simple and flat floor, wall and ceiling. By sticking to details of the structure, the architects successfully created a “house that is a box that lives beautifully for a long time,” which the owner couple requested.

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2012年09月24日

FLEXFORM

FLEXFORM was founded in Meda, Italy, and is known for manufacturing high-end furniture. The furniture of FLEXFORM has classical and soft impressions within its modern design, which creates an elegant and sophisticated scene with its solid presence. Pietro Galimberti, son of a woodcrafter founded the brand in 1970. Architect and product designer Antonio Citterio has been directing the total design for over 40 years since he was a student at Politecnico di Milano University back in 1974. For the sofa materials, carefully selected poplar is used for the frame, high-density urethane foam molds the form, and only the soft breast feather of the waterfowl is used for the down. There are over 300 selections for sofa textiles, including leather and fabric. The manufacturing technique is especially excellent, and the sofas are functionally designed with detachable coverings, yet still maintain their design and proportions. The brand thinks that the comfort is part of the design and the filling is different per design of the sofa. There are variations in size, modules, leg colorings and metal finishes. And because Citterio designs everything, continuity is kept even with coordinating different product designs.

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