CASE STUDY 01

KINUTA PROJECT

NORM ARCHITECTS & KEIJI ASHIZAWA

“What sets Danish and Japanese design apart from other design traditions is our uncompromising focus on designing places, spaces and things that last”
NORM ARCHITECTS

THE KINUTA COLLECTION

The Kinuta Collection has its native setting in two of the 36 Kinuta Terrace apartments located in the Kinuta ward of the Setagaya district in Tokyo. Kinuta Terrace was originally built in the 1980s with an integrated courtyard, giving residents the advantages of a single-family home.

The Keiji Ashizawa Design team has renovated the interiors in collaboration with Norm Architects, creating, amongst a series of interior elements, 12 tailormade furniture pieces that make up the first collection of Karimoku Case Study, all drawing on the natural references of the connected courtyard in an attempt to invite in nature as much as possible — in their design language as well as through their material compositions.

THE KINUTA COLLECTION

The Kinuta Collection has its native setting in two of the 36 Kinuta Terrace apartments located in the Kinuta ward of the Setagaya district in Tokyo. Kinuta Terrace was originally built in the 1980s with an integrated courtyard, giving residents the advantages of a single-family home.

The Keiji Ashizawa Design team has renovated the interiors in collaboration with Norm Architects, creating, amongst a series of interior elements, 12 tailormade furniture pieces that make up the first collection of Karimoku Case Study, all drawing on the natural references of the connected courtyard in an attempt to invite in nature as much as possible — in their design language as well as through their material compositions.

“What sets Danish and Japanese design apart from other design traditions is our uncompromising focus on designing places, spaces and things that last”
NORM ARCHITECTS
“I’ve always hoped people would feel inspired by my work. Therefore it has been — and continue to be — very important to me to unleash the possibilities of the materials I choose for the space and products, I design.”
KEIJI ASHIZAWA
“We believe that we, as architects and designers, are responsible for composing the settings and framework for a good life.”
NORM ARCHITECTS
“We believe that we, as architects and designers, are responsible for composing the settings and framework for a good life.”
NORM ARCHITECTS