Project: "Japan shop project in Kuala Lumpur"
Designer(s): Kentaro Yamazaki : YAMAZAKI KENTARO DESIGN WORKSHOP Co.,Ltd. Tsutomu Nagatsu : Phenomenon lighting design office, Japan
Category: , Professional
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Entry Description: This shop sells traditional Japanese crafts in a commercialcomplex in Kuala Lumpur. When viewed from the outside passage, the sales floor fixtures are illuminated with spot lighting to create a sharp contrast between light and shadow. Towards the rear, there is a cafe separated from the sales floor by a grid screen. The rearmost wall behind the cafe bar is covered in reflective tin leaf and is uniformly illuminated. When viewed from outside, the screen creates a silhouette resembling a Japanese shoji door caught the light, giving the space a sense of depth. As these elements come together, a uniquely Japanese light and shadow aesthetic exemplified in Kyoto’s Katsura Imperial Villa is recreated within the context of a commercial facility. The tin leaf wall covering, meticulously handmade by Japanese craftsmen, imparts the high degree of Japanese spatial expression to the local workers who applied it.

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