Storage Design serves as Furniture in the loft designed by Tato Architects

Storage Design Serves as Furniture in this Japanese Loft

Tato Architects has completed a family home in a dense urban area of the city of Itami, Japan. In this three-storey house, the studio has incorporated elements of furniture of his own creation, thus forming a subtle union of architecture and furnishings.

House in Itami - Tato Architects

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House in Itami : Tato Architects

Designed by Japanese practice Tato Architects, House in Itami is a three-storey family home which seamlessly mixes architecture and furniture.

The pine panels used for the concrete form work were subsequently cleaned and planed so they could be reused internally as floorboards, walls and built-in furniture. The architects claim that 93 per cent of the wood has been reused in the project.  A second flight of stairs continuing to the top floor is designed with open treads formed at the junction of vertical balustrades, which rise up from the floor and descend from the wall above.

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