Follow The Light
A large part of the Japanese literature of the 1980s was affected by the post-war atmosphere with gloomy and serious styles. Nevertheless, a young man at age of 29 who had been writing after the Jazz club was closed each day received an award for his first novel “Hear the Wind Sing” with his unique casual style. Since then, the door that led Haruki Murakami to writing was opened. Many people like Haruki Murakami’s literature works, but how many people would explore the process of creating a novel from nothing to something? Nevertheless, whenever we met the host, we barely talk about the project or design, but share the words, living habits and even the life attitude of Haruki Murakami. Just like how our conversation is formulated, “Follow the light” was gradually shaped.
Design Director: Angelo Cho
Photographer: Angelo Cho
We have purposely retracted the terrace inward to create a spacious terrace. So, when the host's friends or relatives pay a visit, they can enjoy the scenery by sitting on the semi-outdoor terrace instead of staying indoors.
Going up to the second floor together with the notes played by the hostess, and walking through the skyway-like passage, the horizontal and vertical building structure that surrounds and passes through the vertical void area appears. We have used the suspended stairs to dexterously lead residents to move around in the building.
“Between a high, solid wall and an egg that breaks against it, I will always stand on the side of the egg.”
— Haruki Murakami