Japanese retailer MUJI’s bread and butter is simple, neutral colored, no-frills household products, furniture and the occasional piece of clothing. As part of the “Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH” event, the company is dabbling in house design, showing off three tiny.
I’ve long expressed my affection for the Nakagin Capsule Tower. The 1972-built residential tower, located in the Ginza district of Tokyo, was a daring expression of the Metabolism architectural movement. Each tiny, prefabricated unit was self-contained, fully furnished and affixed.
Question: What would happen if you combined the LifeEdited apartment and Gary Chang’s transforming Hong Kong apartment and made the fusion out of plywood and common hardware store materials? Answer: Studio_01‘s barcode room. The space was a winner of a.
Inspired by yesterday’s post about residential hotels, we thought we’d look at how other nations handle clean, safe and affordable housing for single folks. In Japan, there is something called called the “wan rūmu manshon” or “one room mansion” (get it?)..
Don’t let its weathered facade fool you, the Nakagin Capsule Tower was one of the most innovative architectural designs of its day. Designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa, the Tokyo tower was completed in 1972 and the crown jewel of the.
Fitting a large number of people under one roof comfortably and with privacy can be a tricky proposition. Japan’s y+M Architecture took an interesting approach in achieving this with their Rain Shelter House. The home places separate micro-buildings under one large canopied roof, creating.
Maybe it’s the cooling temperatures, or the fact this author has been hanging out at home too much as of late, but there’s been a ton of talk about nomadic living on this site as of late. Last week, we.
A big focus is put on micro-apartments when talking about compact, efficient living. There’s good reason for this we believe. By and large, the world’s populations are consolidating in the cities with limited area to build; people are increasingly more interested in living.
One reason Japan is the manufacturing juggernaut and paragon of quality it is today can be attributed to a philosophy called Just in Time. JIT’s main objective is to improve efficiency by eliminating waste at every step of a manufacturing.
As one of the world’s most densely populated countries, Japan has long been a leader in small space home design. Maybe it’s just us (who have never been there outside of flight layovers), but when we see some of the.