Japandi House design and CGI
TALLBOX was invited to help with the design and digital imagery for a garage conversion into a house. From a garage to a 3 story mini-house that we designed in Japandi interior design style.
Japandi is an intersection of Scandinavian and modern Japanese interior design styles.
In this case, we’ve tried to mix it with Wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that has been around since the 15th century.
The facade design came from the architects, our task was to find a way to connect interior and facade via digital imagery.
What’s interesting about this project was that nobody expected a japandi style. The brief was similar in feeling more onto the typical minimal style which would have kept the spaces cold because of the subterranean level.
We’ve been into elements of Japanese philosophy for years, this time it was time to play along with what we believe was going to work with the space, not what space will work with.
Since the structure aims to achieve “Passivhaus” grade to keep costs down main furniture will have to be made with mdf+wooden veneer.
Japandi house - Facade visualization
Tip: If you brainstorm ideas about a certain style or idea, use ambient music + scent to fire up your creative thinking. We must have been gone through at least 40 hours of meditative music while brainstorming on those ideas.
Japandi Facade detail
Concept materials and colors
Japandi Living / Kitchen interior
All hard-wearing surfaces like countertops, bathroom floors and walls – micro cement in a custom colour with notes of beige and slight pink it will give that warm feeling and match to some degree the bricks on the wall.
You will notice there isn’t any TV in this space, that’s it because it’s planned as a projector on the ceiling. I’m not keen on having tv’s in any project, but since they are part of today’s living – projectors are a good way to hide the ugly black things on the wall.