Spaces: SUPPOSE Design Office: House/Gallery: Nagoya

. Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An incredible minimalist space in Nagoya Japan, by the SUPPOSE Design Office, featuring a retail/gallery space at ground level, a residence in the upper levels, and a detached structure housing a Japanese tea room.

"We are proud to introduce the Nagoya project which functions as a flower shop an art gallery and a private residence on the upper levels.
‘These three spaces which are normally separated break the unseen barriers and integrate with each other. Flowers displayed in the art gallery become art and art in the flower shop becomes closer to life. With the display space in the art gallery crossing an invisible border line, we even wanted to cross the borders that define the ‘home’.

The exterior is a solid elongated box shell with glazing only apparent on the ground floor façade inviting people in and isolating the top levels. It is an open space which circulates around a pod that houses the sanitary and kitchenette utilities. Angles are a strong and dynamic element within the interior making them more aware by the cantilever shelving that is constructed on the angular projections. This element is even more apparent from the exterior side structure which has an accordion like form....

.... This project is the example of ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ there are surprise elements throughout."

Complimenting the interior's minimal palette are a great set of monochrome Jean Prouvé Standard Chairs in the dining area. The graphic spiraling staircases are true works of art.

Photos by Toshiyuki Yano of Nacasa & Partners.

More photos and details at Yatzer


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