The client who works in foreign country required a comfortable healing space used as a private suit room to spend his spare time. I felt it was the important to dispel the so-called “negative elements of the typical apartment” – for example, ledges of columns and beams to inside space and private rooms participated small. It was necessary to make them restore to smooth space which has purity.
▽ 宽敞纯净的室内空间，a smooth space which has purity
All partition walls and built-in furniture were removed except for equipment laying of the pipes and structure frame. To cancel gaps by beams, columns and duct space, it’ s a basic way to finish wall and ceiling flat. A small reading area, illumination boxes, digging crowded display space and storage are buried in any dead space.
▽ 房间的死角处，做成了读书角或是间接照明、展示收纳空间，A small reading area, illumination boxes, digging crowded display space and storage are buried in any dead space.
Only a central beam in the living – dining expands its width and is making voluminousness stand out. It was cut off from the ceiling by a slit of an indirect lighting so as not to be recognized as a structural beam. A thin film of the half mirror surface is stuck not give an excessive oppressive feeling. The reflection like the water surface is exists with a kind of uniqueness.
▽ 间接照明被安置在夹缝中，表面的反光处理像水面的倒影，indirect lighting is embedded in the central beam, the reflection like the water surface is exists with a kind of uniqueness
A L-shape hole used as display space is thrust through on the east side wall, and a rectangle is sunk on the west one.
Along the vertical window which continues at same width with a counter in the front of it, natural light from the south is led to window-less corridor softly.
Those of all exists as a spatial empty, and it directs inside space as the element of light.
▽ 东面墙的展示收纳台， A L-shape hole used as display space is thrust through on the east side wall
▽ 西面墙的矩形的凹进, and a rectangle is sunk on the west one
▽ 阳光通过两道窄门，照亮了厨房和走廊，natural light from the south is led to window-less kitchen and corridor
The sound insulation performance of the floor completion requested by a regulation in an apartment is settled on double floors. Sound insulation floor covering material of a fluffy feel was avoided, and we chose natural wood of ash which has mat texture, hard impression, and fine-grained quality, and also has high precision for the splice.
A kitchen with amphidromous circulation and the powder room arranged more widely than before – both equipments are custom-made one without the unnecessary function.
▽ 清爽明目的厨房和卫生间空间，custom-made kitchen and powder room
I wished to suppress my intention and to make previous old residence be restored into modest space filled with soft light.
I hope the client is able to have a rest gently in the brief moment.
architect : Jun Murata / JAM
title : Apartment 911
location : Osaka, Japan
design : 2015
completion : 2016
function : residence
structure : Reinforced COncrete total floor area : 102.00sqm photo : Jun Murata
model : Nini, Lin
Drawings: Jun Murata / JAM
English Text: Jun Murata / JAM
Chinese Text: gooood