Zozo Home / Atelier ITCH
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Cultivating Abundance in Life via Simplicity and Consideration to Element (The Pleasure and Achievement Delicate Areas Provide). People with a eager eye for element lead a extra various and opulent life in comparison with those that don’t share their sensitivity. Observing the ever-changing hues of the sky throughout the each day commute, discerning alterations alongside the well-trodden pathways, decoding the nuances in human interactions – the lifetime of a detail-oriented particular person is marked by intricacy, their senses finely attuned. Paying attention to particulars interprets into savoring experiences with precision and abundance. For example, the hexagonal design of a pencil prevents it from rolling off the desk, whereas dotted traces on an envelope facilitate neat and environment friendly opening. Such small, pragmatic issues will be profoundly shifting when observed.
“Much less is extra,” because the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously stated. Simplification is not restricted to mere elimination or monotony however entails assembly important capabilities whereas rendering them unobtrusive, avoiding aesthetic disruption. This home was thoughtfully designed to include hid particulars and issues, enabling residents to expertise moments of inspiration that accumulate into profound pleasure throughout their keep. Nestled on the finish of a residential alley, this growing older abode includes a 20-square-meter floor flooring and a 15-square-meter higher flooring. The unique constructing’s construction and coloration palette underwent minimal adjustment. The outside greenery surrounding the constructing was enriched and made vibrant via road-facing terraces, a fenced-in terrace, and a second-floor terrace. As a part of the simplicity-focused course of, entrance eaves and second-floor railings have been minimally executed utilizing steel supplies. The act of coming into the home and opening the door was pushed inward to guard privateness.
Zozo Home is the domicile for a pair of their 30s and their loyal canine companion, Zozo. The format was meticulously crafted to scale back spatial partitions like partitions or doorways, permitting Zozo to roam freely. Except for a visitor room for guests and practical areas like the toilet and closet, no separate room divisions exist. Upon coming into the bottom flooring, an extended, dim hall greets you, culminating in an indoor backyard enclosed by darkish wooden supplies. The hall’s flanking storage items additionally function a shoe rack, exhibiting the lounge between the higher and decrease compartments. Behind this space lies the kitchen, the place the sink and the shoe rack seem interconnected however are functionally distinct.
Within the floor flooring front room, you may discover two terraces. One is a petite out of doors terrace dealing with outward, whereas the opposite is a subdued indoor moss backyard close to the doorway. The moss backyard space accommodates the constructing’s purification tank, and regardless of the choice to relocate it, the design was retained, creating an out of doors haven. This permits for having fun with two distinct gardens, every with a singular character and ambiance. A single step, the dimensions of a stair touchdown, demarcates the boundary between the bottom and higher flooring, outlined by contrasting supplies.
Passing via the stairwell encased in a touchdown and plywood on the partitions and ceiling, you ascend to the higher flooring. The stairwell and the partitions and ceiling of the comfy research retain the pure texture of wooden, allowing the mushy hues to seep via the home windows. A research space, devoid of a dividing wall, bridges the bed room and stairwell, making a seamless connection between the 2. All the higher flooring is split right into a spacious bed room that includes a hid door that gives entry to the dressing room and loo, permitting one to take pleasure in evenings with a beam projector whereas reclining in mattress. A bamboo grove was thoughtfully planted within the lavatory earlier than a large window, guaranteeing privateness whereas connecting with nature. On leisurely weekend mornings, the bathe within the bathtub, with the play of sunshine and the sway of bamboo shadows, enhances the richness of their weekends. Stepping onto the second-floor terrace, Zozo and the couple enjoy daylight and savor the abundance of nature of their petite backyard.