DAMIER

Tokyo, Japan
Photo © Masao Nishikawa
Photo © Masao Nishikawa
Photo © Masao Nishikawa
Photo © Masao Nishikawa
Photo © Masao Nishikawa
Photo © Masao Nishikawa
Photo © Masao Nishikawa
Photo © Masao Nishikawa
Photo © Masao Nishikawa
Architects
APOLLO / Satoshi Kurosaki
Location
Tokyo, Japan
Year
2009

This combined shop and residence, located in a commercial district in the old part of Tokyo, sits on a corner lot measuring just 30 square meters. We played up the prominent corner location by turning the façade into an eye-catching checkerboard of concrete and glass. Inside, scenery and sunlight pour in through the windows at every angle, resulting in a visually satisfying space. Both the shop on the first floor and the owner’s residence upstairs are single rooms. By creating continuous spaces rather than dividing them into smaller rooms, we achieved a structure that feels far more spacious than its 23-square-meter footprint would suggest. The project brings together old and new to create an architectural symbol for the whole neighborhood.

Related Projects

  • House Zumikon
    sandy brunner Architecture
  • House in a Forest
    Paul Kaloustian Architect
  • Speicherbibliothek - Les archives du future
    Lukas Lenherr Architektur
  • Qingli Hotel
    Elsedesign
  • Linthverwaltung Benken
    Architekturbüro Herbert Bruhin

Magazine

Other Projects by APOLLO / 黒崎敏

ATOM
Tokyo, Japan
SWITCH
Tokyo, Japan
FLOW
Chiba, Japan
SHIFT
Tokyo, Japan
KANGAROO HOTEL
Tokyo, Japan
JARDIN
東京, Japan