Hiroo Residence: A Soothing Retreat in Bustling Tokyo
In a quiet residential area of buzzing central Tokyo, Keiji Ashizawa Design has transformed a luxury condominium into a tranquil oasis for urban dwellers seeking refuge from the dense city. Inspired by the walking paths and ample ponds in nearby Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, Keiji employed natural materials and a minimalist approach to achieve a sense of calm.
Blonde woods and hand-applied plaster dominate the home, which is named Hiroo Residence after its district. Smooth stones, woven textiles, and bits of metal act as supporting characters throughout. “We mainly chose materials that we like the tactile feeling of,” explains Keiji. “With these choices, you can create a relaxing space.”
All the furniture and millwork in the place was produced in collaboration with Karimoku Case Study, a contemporary lifestyle brand and leading manufacturer of wooden goods. Keiji and the company share a sharp attention to detail that is evident in every aspect of the project, both at a distance and zoomed in. Let’s take a look.
Photography by Tomooki Kengaku; styling by Yumi Nakata.