apollo architects and associates

apollo architects and associates
[all images courtesy apollo architects and associates]

the above image is a budget hotel Kangaroo Hotel in tokyo, designed by architect kurosaki satoshi (黒崎 敏). if the name doesn’t sound familiar to you, how about apollo architects? somehow i had spotted their projects on several design websites these recently.

the concept of how each living area integrated into one space, united by usually a sculptural-like spiral stair case or a airy steps along with a minimal hand rail design, can be found quiet often in apollo architect’s design. certainly exposed concrete wall is not everyone’s favorite – some people reacted the look is too cold, or too ‘unfinished’. but i can’t tell you how much i appreciate the exposed concrete wall/ceiling part. it’s actually not easy to find good quality of concrete work here in US – and i can see that’s why many people think it will look cheap if use plain concrete as your house’s prime finish.

well, if you go through his projects, you will see actually the use of neutral materials like concrete and wood, helps to reveal the quality of space itself. that’s why his design is quite popular for those 30-ish years old generation house owners in japan : they want a house which can adapt to their life style.

couple of my favorite projects:

DINO
東京都練馬区
a house for a young couple, and a cute ferrari…

apollo architects and associates

simple elevation design. the reflective screen is great for privacy but also allow the maximum sunlight into the living room.

apollo architects and associates

apollo architects and associates

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L
東京都世田谷区代沢

apollo architects and associates

apollo architects and associates

love the position of windows… and the beautiful stairs!

apollo architects and associates

apollo architects and associates

SAI

東京都昭島市

apollo architects and associates

apollo architects and associates

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SEPT

練馬区上石神井

interesting exterior design, integrated into the existing neighborhood…

apollo architects and associates

apollo architects and associates

apollo architects and associates

and the signature nice stairs design, of course.

apollo architects and associates

[all images courtesy apollo architects and associates]

check out their website for more interesting projects! http://www.kurosakisatoshi.com/index.html

apollo architects and associates

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