title: Nagi
location: Kanagawa, Japan
use: Residential
size: 74.00 sqm
number of stories: 1
structure: RC
completed: 2009
photographer : Daici Ano

Nagi meaning “calm of the sea” is a renovated living space for a young married couple and child in a 30-year-old apartment complex. The acclaim space is transformed through a complete remodel of the existing space by using new choices of materials and form. The home painted in 70% diluted white paint, and curving steel pipes are suspended from the floor creating an illusionary division. Hang with no support from the ceiling, they function like monorail tracks in the city, flowing throughout the space. Custom designed curtains hung along the extent of the railing. The curtains made with velvet fabric with printed geometric patterns, created through a unique process of melting rayon on to fabric. Allowing visual privacy while still allowing light to transmit and illuminate across the spaces. In the future, the curtains can be exchanged for partial curtaining, allowing for hanging of art and photography, thus adjusting to their life and changing circumstances. The railings will always remain to create a backbone for their life.