Doors by Hiroyuki Tanaka Architects

Japanese firm Hiroyuki Tanaka Architects have completed an apartment in Tokyo, Japan.

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The project involved installing a row of light wooden doors that open to reveal bathroom and kitchen facilities.

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The ceiling and walls are stripped and left bare, while the wooden floor is bordered by decorative tiles.

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More by Hiroyuki Tanaka Architects:

House in Hiyoshi
House in Sagamino

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Photographs are by Takumi Ota.

Here's some more information from Hiroyuki Tanaka Architects:

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This is a small renovation project for young couple in Tokyo.

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Door is the only part that is allowed to move in the architecture that never moves.

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Door of the Japanese traditional architecture is originally thin, light and dynamic boundary system, and we have been establishing our architectural history by inventing these devices.

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For this project, we have re-arranged the plan to create the new elevation and new presence by doors. (photo of cards shows a joy of opening doors like a card game).

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To reinforce this idea, we have also treated every kind of details attentively.

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Mirrors with 45 degrees rotated stripe tiles give rhythm, small circle of green plexiglas with photo of forest is a cover for electric repair work.

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Beams covered with light gauge steels represent some friction and tension with existing concrete ceiling.

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Project name : doors
Architect: HIROYUKI TANAKA ARCHITECTS
Project leader : Hiroyuki Tanaka
Project team : Hiroko Jinnouchi
Construction manager:Naritake Fukumoto / set-up

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Date: study February 2009- March 2009
construction
April 2009- June 2009
Area: 60sqm
Location: Tokyo, Japan

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Photography: Takumi Ota
Artwork(green plexiglass):Mitsuhiro YAMAGIWA

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