February 25, 2015

Wednesday Whim - Open Space

 images via Sinato Architects via Home Adore (photography by Toshiyuki Yano)

The unique design of this apartment (located in Kanagawa, Japan and completed in March, 2014) is based on an open space concept. An existing load-bearing wall lives in the middle of the unit so the bedroom and walk-in closet reside on either side. The windows form into an L-shape that create a flow of light and air throughout the home. Instead of creating separate rooms for the kitchen and bathroom areas, Sinato Architects continued the open space concept by designing them within the open areas. 

Although there is no "closed off" sections in the home, every space is designated and defined. By keeping the interior neutral and minimal, the home feels clean and fresh. 

Not too shabby for a dwelling inside a 26-year-old apartment complex.


  1. Good Lord, this is BEAUTIFUL! What an awesome concept- it's just so creative and inspired. I really enjoy the open space; you almost can't tell that there aren't any real doors there. It all looks so well defined and segmented. And I really like the pine wood used, too. It keeps it so light and airy and is a nice contrast against the concrete. Man, now if only i can find a space like that to rent in Chicago ;)

    xo marlen
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  2. Wow, what a beautiful concept that's been executed in such a lovely way! I want to move and find a dream house/apartment more like this now...sigh

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  3. Spacious and still cozy!

  4. Love this inspired design . It looks deceptively simple, but I am sure there was meticulous planning to achieve this. Love the linear elements, the textures of the pine knots and aztec rugs, and the open floor plan. It is very inviting!
    xx, Elle

  5. I love all the light! It feels almost more like a mixed use place than a home but it's gorgeous!

    xx freshfizzle

  6. I am actually really digging this layout! And I love the colors of the floors. My husband and I were talking about changing up our floors and I had originally wanted dark colors but recently thought light boards would look so fresh. ;)


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