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The Craftsman’s Philosophy

With inspiration drawn from the Meiji era, the craftsmanship of AMOMA Minami Azabu pays tribute to Japan’s cultural shift and to Minami Azabu’s urbanisation.  

Western modernity created significant changes in Japanese culture and design, beyond changes within the political realm.  

The vision for AMOMA Minami Azabu is the craftsman’s treatment of Western influence over Japanese crafts and perspective.

AMOMA Minami Azabu is an interpretation of living, redefined. A residence which rests at the crossroads between refined structure and stillness, and the urban dimensions of the city.  

The design concept is brought to life by Studio Philo, an international contemporary design studio, that has reimagined the boundaries between the West and its significant mark on Japanese craftsmanship.  

AMOMA Minami Azabu reimagines living whilst maintaining the existing architectural narrative. Step into the residences, where contemporary design seamlessly entwines with heritage.      


With inspiration drawn from the Meiji era, the craftsmanship of AMOMA Minami Azabu pays tribute to Japan’s cultural shift and to Minami Azabu’s urbanisation.  

Western modernity created significant changes in Japanese culture and design, beyond changes within the political realm.  

The vision for AMOMA Minami Azabu is the craftsman’s treatment of Western influence over Japanese crafts and perspective.

AMOMA Minami Azabu is an interpretation of living, redefined. A residence which rests at the crossroads between refined structure and stillness, and the urban dimensions of the city.  

The design concept is brought to life by Studio Philo, an international contemporary design studio, that has reimagined the boundaries between the West and its significant mark on Japanese craftsmanship.  

AMOMA Minami Azabu reimagines living whilst maintaining the existing architectural narrative. Step into the residences, where contemporary design seamlessly entwines with heritage.      

The Craftsman’s Philosophy
Exterior & Interior Design

Crafting the Seclusion

Structured with zen like stillness, the unique curvature outside remains, complimenting the newly constructed perpendicular form at its base.

Wide glass facades exist between the two curvatures with geometric black window frames, influenced by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s passion for Japanese design and aesthetics. The landscape and green space acts as a clear juxtaposition to the mixed materials.

The interior reflects warmth and gives way to functional Japanese comfort whilst focused on decidedly western aesthetics. The minimalist material selections complement one another in palette, but vary widely in texture.    

Throughout the residence, the floors and cabinets have been hewn from oak wood, with warm shades of lightly textured travertine in the lobby, kitchens and bathrooms. White Shikkui plaster covers the ceilings and interior walls, a true expression of Japanese craft.


Crafting the Seclusion

Structured with zen like stillness, the unique curvature outside remains, complimenting the newly constructed perpendicular form at its base.

Wide glass facades exist between the two curvatures with geometric black window frames, influenced by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s passion for Japanese design and aesthetics. The landscape and green space acts as a clear juxtaposition to the mixed materials.

The interior reflects warmth and gives way to functional Japanese comfort whilst focused on decidedly western aesthetics. The minimalist material selections complement one another in palette, but vary widely in texture.    

Throughout the residence, the floors and cabinets have been hewn from oak wood, with warm shades of lightly textured travertine in the lobby, kitchens and bathrooms. White Shikkui plaster covers the ceilings and interior walls, a true expression of Japanese craft.

Exterior & Interior
Design
Room Interior Styling

A State of Mind

A blend of light oakwood floors and textured travertine pave your path through the residence, with a fusion of white Shikkui plaster, and travertine throughout.  

The warm fusion of materials and textiles used for the interior stands well against Japanese inspired mid-century western furniture pieces that adhere to local wood craft concepts.  

Here, you’ll find carefully curated pieces of visionary designer Christian Liaigre, who also drew from Japanese influence in his designs.    

Linen slipcover furniture is used throughout, rare in Japan but effortless in its warm comfort and relaxed contemporary aesthetic. The sofas and chairs are anchored by various rugs placed throughout the residence; another inspiration taken from Frank Lloyd Wright’s geometric designs.

Kitchen Design

With a mix of oak wood floors and cabinets, the room is a contemporary, minimalistic take on Japanese inspired craftsmanship. The warm palettes applied instantly brighten up the room, as does the lightly coloured travertine stone on the wall.  

The welcome blend of these two materials melds with Gaggenau kitchen appliances, a modern and bespoke design.

Sleek, stainless and functional. Each appliance is deliberate and is integrated seamlessly, from the built-in refrigerators and wine fridge to stainless ovens and gas cook top.

The kitchen is carefully ventilated, and offers the flexibility of physical separation between the cooking space and other rooms in the residence.

A State of Mind

A blend of light oakwood floors and textured travertine pave your path through the residence, with a fusion of white Shikkui plaster, and travertine throughout.  

The warm fusion of materials and textiles used for the interior stands well against Japanese inspired mid-century western furniture pieces that adhere to local wood craft concepts.  

Here, you’ll find carefully curated pieces of visionary designer Christian Liaigre, who also drew from Japanese influence in his designs.    

Linen slipcover furniture is used throughout, rare in Japan but effortless in its warm comfort and relaxed contemporary aesthetic. The sofas and chairs are anchored by various rugs placed throughout the residence; another inspiration taken from Frank Lloyd Wright’s geometric designs.

Room Interior Styling
Kitchen Design

With a mix of oak wood floors and cabinets, the room is a contemporary, minimalistic take on Japanese inspired craftsmanship. The warm palettes applied instantly brighten up the room, as does the lightly coloured travertine stone on the wall.  

The welcome blend of these two materials melds with Gaggenau kitchen appliances, a modern and bespoke design.

Sleek, stainless and functional. Each appliance is deliberate and is integrated seamlessly, from the built-in refrigerators and wine fridge to stainless ovens and gas cook top.

The kitchen is carefully ventilated, and offers the flexibility of physical separation between the cooking space and other rooms in the residence.

Studio Philo

Interior design at AMOMA Minami Azabu is brought to life by Studio Philo, an international contemporary design studio led by Chad Chanvipava.

Studio Philo’s approach to each and every project is re-told through the lens of a rich understanding of history, heritage and visual identity in which each project is rooted.  

Each floor, corner and function come together under the studio’s conceptualisation of functionality, fluidity and space, unified as a representation of Japanese heritage, modernism and western aesthetics.

The changes that shaped Japan’s Meiji era are the core inspiration and are reflected in Studio Philo’s interpretation and design for AMOMA Minami Azabu.

Studio Philo

Interior design at AMOMA Minami Azabu is brought to life by Studio Philo, an international contemporary design studio led by Chad Chanvipava.

Studio Philo’s approach to each and every project is re-told through the lens of a rich understanding of history, heritage and visual identity in which each project is rooted.  

Each floor, corner and function come together under the studio’s conceptualisation of functionality, fluidity and space, unified as a representation of Japanese heritage, modernism and western aesthetics.

The changes that shaped Japan’s Meiji era are the core inspiration and are reflected in Studio Philo’s interpretation and design for AMOMA Minami Azabu.