What images pop into your mind when you hear the words “a Japanese interior”? Surely many people imagine sliding partitions, low furniture, few objects and decorations, and simple natural colors.

In general, it is true – a traditional Japanese interior is based on the principles of simplicity, minimalism, naturalness, and non-abundance. 

Though, when you have a look at the interiors, created by Japanese architects for our customers, you can’t say that they are too spartan or ascetic spaces. Many of them boast depth, the richness of textures, unusual decoration solutions, or materials. Clear and laconic lines are inherent to the minimalist style, but our interiors are extremely expressive and impactful due to exquisite textures, materials, and elaborately chosen technology.  

As one of our main Japanese partners, an architect Yusuke Takahashi says, ‘a truly Japanese interior should be concise and desirable at the same time. Our customers strive for different things, so we build our work on the major fundamental principle: we start from the customer’s identity and the inner condition that he or she wants to achieve in the particular space. When a person gets into precisely his or her space, then all the settings will harmonize and a feeling of complete balance and comfort for the soul and body, and overall harmonious perception of the self in the space. 

It is worthy to note that Japanese designers usually do not separate the feng shui or wabi-sabi concepts in their work. Sometimes it seems that principles of harmony somehow operate by default for them, they are not able to create a discordant and inharmonious environment just because of their cultural and aesthetic background.   

Customers who turn to us have different tastes, but overall with a similar deeper demand – to have a spiritually and aesthetically pleasing environment around them and a state of mind resonant to this environment. It is a demand for inner generosity, an interior for a certain spiritual maturity.

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One of the essential qualities of Japanese design and Japanese culture, in general, is the ability to accept and assimilate the foreign and unfamiliar while remaining deeply authentic. Japanese style interiors can easily fulfill different functions – whether it’s relaxation or focused work, communicating with the beloved ones, or immersing into self – they are as functional as they are aesthetically pleasing. Japanese interiors can embrace different styles, traditions, and modern technology, and easily assimilate elements from many cultures.

Japanese interior design puts great emphasis on nature, and as a result, designers often use its characteristic features in the projects they work on. Despite its restrained and subdued character, the semantics of every object expresses many meanings that distinguish the force of nature to which the object is dedicated.

More about the principles of the Japanese design – for instance, about the principle of understatement or emptiness – you can read in the lecture of our leading architect Yusuke Takahashi. 

Modern Projects of Japanese Houses

KASUGAI Architects+ experience makes it possible to successfully and professionally integrate Japanese style objects into conceptual design projects of any scale, from miniature indoor gardens to large areas in the open spaces adjacent to the house.

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Гостиная в стиле хайтек

Apartment for Three Teenagers

Дорогой минимализм

Apartment with a Japanese Spa

Пентхаус в японском стиле

Two-Story Penthouse with a Japanese Interior

Зона руководителя

Country Sports Club

Японская комната в современном стиле

Private Home Gallery

Гостевая зона в японском стиле

Guest Area in Japanese Style

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