THE MARRIAGE OF THE ELEGANCE OF A MILAN LOFT AND THE DEPTH OF A JAPANESE HOUSE
As far as the study of details is concerned, we have tried to inquiry into the Japanese culture for example by working on the topic of symmetry which best fits nature fostering habitative comfort.
A WELCOMING AND RELAXING PLACE
Although there is a large kitchen where food can comfortably be cooked, the living areas are intentionally empty so that maximum comfort of movement is allowed.
ACCORDING TO THE ORIENTAL TRADITION AND THE MILAN SETTECENTO
The functional layout is referring to the classical Japanese buildings where all spaces are half-open and separable thanks to the traditional sliding doors fusuma or syouji.
From this concept, an idea was born: to have every space planimetrically open as well as large volumes to enhance
REMINDING OF THERMAL BATHS
According to Japanese tradition, this place reminds us of thermal baths.
This is the reason for the large wooden bath tub surrounded by plants and illuminated from below to create a romantic and relaxing atmosphere.
TAKANE’S ARTWORKS ARE EXHIBITED
In the living area, a artwork of Takane is exhibited.
In the sleeping area, some of the furniture is designed by the artist.
The choice of the materials is the result of a deep study and of a constant reminder of the country of origin of the artist, where na-tural materials, like stone and wood, assume the function of relaxing the mind and at the meantime of creating refined spaces.