// arthitectural / Key Operation Inc. Architects
  • Comprehensive Building Renovation In Japan, the lifetime of buildings is very short; they often get scrapped and rebuilt after 30 to 40 years. Recently, however, there are movements to enlarge the market for not only newly built, but also quality pre-owned condominiums, and to extend the lifetime of such residential buildings. Previously owned condominium residences […]


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  • Conversion of a building with convenient store on the ground floor and residence on first and second floors. Proposal was to use the ground floor as the owner’s residence where it is easy to make barrier-free, and to rent first and second floors as a share house with communal living room, kitchen, and bathrooms. The […]


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A renovation of a 20 years old Flat, where expansion of the Living, Dining and Kitchen space was hindered by existing structural walls:  Too small for a generous kitchen, dining table and sofa layout, a “Stage Platform” that integrates dining table and sofa was placed at the center to open-up the space. The gas-spring operated […]


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