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The word KASUGAI comes from the construction and architecture world of construction and means “a bond, a clamp”. In modern Japan, the term has been given a broader interpretation and a special meaning: kasugai is an invisible connection between people, important things, and significant events. The concept of interconnection has become a defining one for KASUGAI Architects+.

Our mission is to bring and adapt the ideas of Japanese architects to Russia, and, more broadly, to allow our customers to create their own harmonious space, taking into account the world outlook and experience that have been accumulated over the centuries in Japan.

The fact that the Japanese concept of space is not outdated and inherent only in traditional culture is very important for us. In the 21st century, the concept of understanding housing as an extension of a person’s inner world is more relevant than ever. The house became a special spiritual environment that harmonizes people’s minds and nourishes their souls.

An invisible connection between man and nature, man and his environment, is the link, the kasugai that is important for us to implement in our work. A man and his dwelling are part of a vast world. We should not defend ourselves from this world, but start a conscious, respectful, and enriching dialogue with it.

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Stanislav Moskalensky, Executive Partner:

“Kasugai Architects+ grew out of a Japanese art gallery where we have worked since 2013. Our clients, who became connoisseurs of Japanese art and philosophy, wanted to surround themselves not just with separate art objects, but to create an environment that reflected values close to them. 

That is how we gradually started working with Japanese architects and began implementing their design projects in Russia. We chose carefully Japanese architectural bureaus that became our partners. In addition to being well-known and highly professional studios, every company has its own interpretation of the Japanese heritage and can provide its own vision of space. We want our clients to have a choice and the opportunity to find the spiritually closest and the most like-minded master.

We are extremely happy that the philosophy of space that we manifest resonates with the souls of our clients. In our work, we are blessed to meet experienced and sophisticated people who want to create not just some square meters to live in, but a space that resonates with their soul. We understand that it is the next stage in the development and understanding of what a dwelling should be – not just a set of functions or mere aesthetics, but something more fundamental – a state of mind.

We are grateful to our customers, both present and future ones, for treating themselves and their homes this way. With this attitude they help us too: to develop further and strive for excellence, for kanpeki in every project.”

Современная японская архитектура

The Japanese have a special approach to beauty. The beauty of every object or phenomenon has many sides or facets. For example, the Japanese sword has four sides of beauty, and the integral perception of this art object is achieved only when all sides are considered in their unity.

The Japanese treat the space where they live, work, and rest in the same way. The combination of natural materials, symmetry, light, air, and decorative objects, based on ancient religious and cultural beliefs, makes the Japanese home the embodiment of its resident’s spirit. The whole set of living spaces is considered in a holistic manner. Thus, the composition of the land, interiors, and architecture creates a real work of art, where everything coexists harmoniously and is subject to certain laws.

The Japanese approach to architecture is unique because they go their own way, preserving their cultural identity, not pursuing cutting-edge trends, but becoming a trend themselves, setting the fashion. Many Japanese designers and architects today are winners of international exhibitions and competitions in the field of architecture and design.

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Минимализм загородный дом

Private Minimalist Residence at Moscow Suburbs

Кинозал в стиле хайтек

Wright Park Villa Interiors

Хай-тек в архитектуре

Bungalow on the Black Sea Coast

дизайн эко минимализм

Underground Spa in Sochi

Эко архитектура

Private Residence in Shepelyovo

Энгава японский минимализм

Combining Two Houses into One Dwelling

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