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Inspired by Japanese architects

Inspired by Japanese architects

You aspire to get back to the basics and let the superfluous behind you? This article is for you. For millennia, the Japanese architects have their way to interpret the habitat and functions it offers. They are masters in the art of creating a healthy inside, and where, what we might callabsense, is actually a strength. Let's see what the guidelines specific to Japanese interiors, history of a dose of humility in our vision of modernity.



Japanese architects: 

a model of inspiration down to the last detail





Because the lines are the keywords that help describe and understand how these interiors are thought. Indeed organized according toa perfect geometry and quasi-intuitive, the different areas differ from each other almost inherently very simply.

And secondly, it is clear that Japanese architects are not the type to build walls, to separate elements which must naturally, partner. Thus we find a general organization hinged arounda very large main room. Sometimes even the entire habitat is just one room with the elements necessary for the privacy of its inhabitants when the time comes.


Japanese architects inspiration lines

Japanese architects inspiration lines


In addition in Japan, several generations are living under the same roof. Everything is organized so that everyone fits perfectly according to its age and its activities, while finding a way to stay together, to be able to see each other. A cry from the cohabitation implying their separate waysJapanese interiors realize prowess to offer the perfect balance between common living areas and privacy.


Japanese architects inspiration common space


Japanese architects inspiration common space





The current world population of 7.2 billion is expected to increase nearly 1 billion people over the next twelve years according to the UN. In Asia but also elsewhere, living space currently available to every citizen will be restricted. It is therefore urgent to learn how to optimize our spaces for the good of each and all at once, in an intelligent and rational way. For example, vertical farming techniques are already tested in the Netherlands and the United States.

In terms therefore of our interior, we have a lot to learn from Japanese architects where the efficiency and functionality of a space is almost performance. Each element can boast one or two functions, storage spaces are imagined and integrated as soon as the opportunity arises, from floor to ceiling, while remaining minimalist.


inspiration architects Japanese feature

inspiration architects Japanese feature


The force and both difficult to reproduce this style Habitat, it is the total purity. It is, as mentioned above, the virtual absence of furniture and so-called of elements Decoration". Free to us of course, to organize things as we hear,. why not this style with our current furniture ? But do not lose it of its luster, would it not ignore his ingenuity ?





Obviously, with regard to the colorful atmosphere, as I like to say, here it is REALLY takes to materials. As you have already seen in the previous photographs, solid balance of Japanese style takes the rule of two. To the Bi-material, bi-color. To the duality between the lightness of the white flats and the strong presence of wood. You can almost feel, even in the photos, the presence of the material and its weight in space. Something we might not dare. And yet, there is beauty.


inspiration architects Japanese color materials


Transparency also has pride of place. In an incessant game "To see and be seen." From a social point of view, as I said, is concern for living together without that everyone is isolated. From an architectural point of view, the spaces are small well that very well arranged, so we try to get as much light as possible.


inspiration architects Japanese transparency


Natural light Natural is present everywhere, it plays with the materials, creeps into the crevices of these as it was not intended. As if we discovered with surprise, that a room became luminous.  It becomes graphic, as coming to compensate for the non-ornamentation of the habitat, it "furnishes" space by its appearances.


inspiration architects Japanese light


It is also the ideal subject for inspiration of details of wood, whether they are minimalist, geometric or poeticThere is something for everyone. Maybe they are the solution, for us Westerners who need to go into detail precisely? 


inspiration architects Japanese details





In terms of furniture, however, here are a small selection of qualitative and manufactured products to the Japan. I named brands MEETEE and KARIMOKU, which offer products designed by Japanese designers/architects but also by big international names in design such as Claesson Koivisto Rune (Meetee) and Sylvain Willenz (Karimoku).

Also take a look at MARUNI, where fans of Jasper Morrisson and SANAA will find their happiness for sure.


inspiration architects Japanese furniture ideas




2 – Chair Five"Design Claesson Koivisto Rune,

3 – Lounge chair Nadia"Design Jin Kuramoto,

4 – Dining Table Nadia", design, Jin Kuramoto,

8 – Storage system Molly"wood and felt.



1 –  Side tables "Colour Wood Plain"Scholten & Baijings design

6 – Stools "Beaver Plus"Big-Game design,

7 – Coat hanger Nook"Design Teruhiro Yanagihara.



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Sources: Architonic, ArchDaily, Kinaro, SOU Fujimoto.


Originally posted 2016-09-29 09:09:42.

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Chloé founded Huskdesignblog in 2016. Ever since, she is decoding every nook and cranny to find the best interiors and furniture ideas for her beloved readers and followers, eager for beautiful things.

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