The Setagaya Flat
Two Japanese architects Yuri Naruse of Naruse Inokuma and Hiroko Karibe are the masterminds behind the stunning renovation of the Setagaya Flat in Japan. Because the apartment is ordered around a central corridor, it contains defined yet converging environments with textures and planes that appear to slightly overlap. Panels of larch plywood emphasize the change between each room and a vast amount of light enters the abode through a line of windows on the north side. This innovative duo aimed to develop fundamental improvements to the home as they sought to create a harmonious balance between the old and the new.