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Japan inspires me in many ways and there is especially one thing I keep being astonished by: the way spaces are being dealt with. During my first visit to Tokyo, I’ve already witnessed that space is an invaluable good in Japan. But the good thing is: sometimes drawbacks motivate (and oblige) people to be more creative and push architects and designers to simply be brilliant!

Designed by Kouichi Kimura Architects, this house is characteristic for it multipurpose use. It’s a gallery in addition to being a habitable space. The external appearance of the building already suggests the richness of the internal configuration.

What else do I love? The brilliant connection of separated spaces by large window frames. The minimal use of shapes and colours. The subtlety in the use of texture. The sense of privacy without being confined. Did I already mention the iconic passage linking the back courtyard to the street? And also this kind of unforgettable black blocks that shapes the horizon? Wouldn’t you agree with me that we can start dreaming? Now.

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La Salle College of the Arts

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Designed by award-winning RSP Architects Planners and Engineers {who also built ION Orchard, Henderson Waves, The Oberoi Hotel Gurgaon}, it was completed in 2007 and aims to “reflects and engages the city fabric by embracing the city’s diversity”.

I love the consistent use of glass which allows space and transparency. The monochrome design emphasizes very much the geometric shapes. The fact that you can easily get lost when strolling around the different “cube-like” towers {which are connected by bridges} also makes the architecture more complex and interesting. Like a maze. Or a labyrinth. Or anything you can imagine!
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