Japanese Revival


Nano Architects, a Japanese firm, recently revived an abandoned building, using a conceptual “transplantation” method. The result is based on maintaining the former integrity of the space, while updating it to have both old and new coexist in harmony. Traditional japanese-styled quarters were restored, with traditional sliding doors and windows, and tatami mats. In contrast, a circular space was cut from wood planks to form the modern living room, with bright yellow highlights, modern lighting and a minimal feel. Both combine together to celebrate old and new.