PERSIMMON HILLS architects is an architectural practice based between Kanagawa, Tokyo and Osaka. This newly established firm is led by two experienced architects — Yusuke Kakinoki and Shuhei Hirooka.
The architects were asked by the client to redesign one dwell unit of condominium in Osaka, Japan. The brief included typical requests like, “widely and brightly expansive space” or “amount of storage that is twice as large as general house”. Despite getting those general directions, the architects approached to the task with fresh mind and an idea to create coherent, spacious and functional space to live.
Taking under consideration limited occupied area and ceiling height of building skeleton, the architects of PERSIMMON HILLS focused on three main elements usually working behind the space. First of all they used cavities, which provided storage space at the same time assuring feeling of spatiality. Following this direction, all other storage furnitures were built-in forming part of the walls. The architects also took an advantage of the pillars and beams, which formed the layout and matched perfectly the design idea.
All those interventions provided basic, comfortable area introducing peace of mind to the one being inside.