This renovation in Jiyugaoka, Nagoya, Japan was undertaken by Airhouse Design Office.

The project was completed in 2014.

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Renovation in Jiyugaoka by Airhouse Design Office:

“This project was a renovation of a 40-year-old reinforced concrete apartment. The spaces of the house were designed from a viewpoint of “storing clothes”. It was said that the client had a passion for fashion and loved trying on clothes or displaying newly bought clothes.

The client requested a large-sized closet space. However, we thought it was a shame to completely hide away the precious clothes.

Therefore, a large closet space, called a dress room, was made in the center of the plan. The room functions as a passage as well as a display storage and a hide-away storage, and the space continuously changes depending on the situation or season. By doing so, fashion blends into life, and I believe that the space became a place to change the client’s mood whenever it was passed by.

This renovation project was done by constructing spaces through re-examination of the conventional ideas of clothing storage.”

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Photos by: Toshiyuki Yano