Sophisticated Minimal Space
I believe that the most important thing for a home is to feel the blessings of “nature” with all five senses. Since ancient times, Japanese architecture has been devised to “attract nature to a very close”. We need a coexistence with nature even in modern architecture. Symbiosis (TOMOIKI) is a “Zen” idea, a world-class Japanese value.
For Flat Bolero Jodoji, the first thing we considered was to harmonize with the quiet neighborhood with its rich nature and world heritage sites. The building was designed with a “Zen” motif. “Zen”, which is the late Steve Jobs was devoted to, can be summed up in one word: literally (示∔単). It means “to show things in a simple way”.
You would see the “essence” after scraping off unnecessary things. Therefore, we made the house design simple by focusing on what a shared life needs (essence). We also have created a sense of openness/peaceful in the common/private area with coming in natural light. It was delivered by raising the ceiling height for the larger volume to feel.
Born in Kyoto City. Worked on the design of the Westin Hotel on Awaji Island and the Nishida Philosophical Museum. Established Atelier Sufu, First-Class Architect Office in 2010.