COLORS, located in suburbs, is a house planned for clients who consists of father and daughter. The father prefers modern Japanese-style, whereas the daughter prefers modern designer's hotel bedroom in Europe and Japanese- style room, both coordinated with vivid colors. Therefore, this project was highly required the elements of the interior design as well as architectural plan. Entrance hall is composed of a large-long slit atrium and roughly painted mortar stairs, functionally dividing the father's and the daughter's living area as a buffer zone. The symmetrically installed slit top light is dictated an impression of the space as if the light pours down in the dark staircase such as a setting of a film. Concept of father's living area is a simple modern arranged with Japanese traditional colors and materials such as Shoji, translucent Japanese paper over a frame of wood. The shoji is a functionally partition, dividing two spaces when shoji is closed, and connect when it is open, as well as a design accent in the space. In addition, independent atelier, floating wood box located in a center court, is also designed with the modern Japanese out looking and domed ceiling, reflecting natural light vaguely. For daughter's space, Japanese style room, Washitsu, is placed at the first floor and home to the courtyard to chill with guests. As well as the father's concept, the Washitsu is coordinated with more vivid colors such as red painted wall, black Tatami-Japanese straw floor- and colored Andon-lamp in Washitsu-. In addition to the unique oriental colors and materials, Fusuma, Japanese style slide door composed of a designed cloth on a wood framing, is also originally painted by artist. This is an unusual in home interior, but strongly conceptual space. Main bedroom is placed at the second floor, next to bathroom.This room is designed like a designers hotel in Europe instead of traditional Japanese color coordination as it makes her positive "in" the art.
Hitoshi Saruta 1971 Born in Nagano 1995 Graduated from Yokohama National University, Department of Management After working as a carpenter and construction manager for a construction company, Engaged in house and store design at a design office in Kanagawa 2004 Established "CUBO design architect" 2006 Good Design Award winner