404 Residence / Workplace Sugurufukuda
Textual content description supplied by the architects. This can be a challenge to renovate a room in an residence constructing with balconies on the north and south sides. On this renovation challenge, which couldn’t exceed a predetermined dimension, we tried to create an area with a false sense of area that might make individuals understand an expanse better than the precise area.
Aircraft composition. To fill the area with mild from the balcony and permit the road of sight to go via the balcony, a big corridor was created connecting the north and south balconies. The bedrooms, bogs, and different numerous rooms are organized in order that they’re nestled within the corridor, clearly establishing a master-slave relationship between the capabilities of every room. The massive corridor is a tunnel-like area, lined with cherry-red partitions sampled from the outside partitions.
Cherry-gray wall floor. Every of the cherry-red partitions lies about its personal position. They don’t seem to be solely partitions, but additionally fixtures, wall decorations, and furnishings. Briefly, a single element has a number of roles, however since they’re all composed of the identical particulars, finishes, and modules, it’s generally tough to inform which is a wall and which is a fixture. When you acknowledge that this wall can be a fixture, you’ll think about that the area extends past the mere wall that isn’t a fixture. Or, if we acknowledge it as a chunk of furnishings, we really feel that even a mere wall is someway intimate. After all, when perceived as a wall, the big corridor is accomplished as a tunnel, and the truth that it’s a fixture or a chunk of furnishings disappears from consciousness.
As well as, the module of 1 wall floor is about at W600mm, H1850mm, which is one dimension smaller than a typical door, and this regularly disturbs the sense of scale. The usage of lengthy linoleum as a substitute of flooring or tiles for the ground was additionally chosen to eradicate clues to discover the size.
Fictitious ceiling floor. The realm above the wall floor of all the corridor, which is over 1850mm excessive, is painted in grey, and the peak of 1850mm from the ground is about because the “imaginary ceiling floor”. By visually reducing the ceiling, the facet ratio of the perceived area is crushed horizontally to 16:9, additional emphasizing the lateral enlargement of the area.
Furnishings that strikes. Furnishings that strikes freely modifications its location infrequently and doesn’t enable us to find out a particular place. Typically they function backgrounds, and generally as protagonists in a cut-out area, reworking a well-recognized area into an unfamiliar one. Scattered little lies rework a well-recognized room into an alien existence. This room, with its slight eeriness and discomfort within the midst of on a regular basis life, is perceived as extra expansive than actuality.