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  5. Nobuo Araki
  6. 2014
  7. The Pool Aoyama / Nobuo Araki

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

The Pool Aoyama / Nobuo Araki

  • 01:00 - 15 April, 2014
The Pool Aoyama / Nobuo Araki
The Pool Aoyama  / Nobuo Araki, © Atsushi Fuseya
© Atsushi Fuseya

© Atsushi Fuseya © Atsushi Fuseya © Atsushi Fuseya © Atsushi Fuseya + 17

© Atsushi Fuseya
© Atsushi Fuseya

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The Pool Aoyama is situated near Kotto Street in Minami-Aoyama, on the ground floor of an apartment building constructed in the 1970s.

© Atsushi Fuseya
© Atsushi Fuseya

Formerly used as an indoor swimming pool, the interior has been renovated to provide a space for a fashion brand to bring their concepts to life.

© Atsushi Fuseya
© Atsushi Fuseya

On our first visit to the empty pool, we were drawn to the soft light that filled the space, and the charm of the well-worn walls and floor that had come through decades of use.

Accordingly we have retained the beauty and allure of the original interior through a minimal amount of alterations and furniture. In addition to offering increased functionality, the newly designed interior also allows daylight to continue to permeate through the glass ceiling.

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Cite: "The Pool Aoyama / Nobuo Araki" 15 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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