A Room in Maruyama-cho

A renovation project of a room in a 30-year old apartment building in the Maruyama-choareain Shibuya, Tokyo. This sordid district is known for its ‘love hotel’ industry, a type of short-stay hotel for couples.Fromthe existing interior space of the room, we selected certain elements to keep such as the outlet plate, ceiling and windows to connect the room to its surrounding scenery in alternative ways. We also strove here to radically transform the space without changing the structure and the basic layout of the interior space.

title:A Room in Maruyam-cho
architects:Jo Nagasaka+Daisuke Motogi/Schemata Architects
address:Shibuya Tokyo
floor area:36.65m2
photo:Takumi Ota

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