modern japanese interior design pictures

modern japanese interior design pictures

okay, so before the room we're gonna.. sky tree! today i'm going to be checking out a house in tokyo however, it's a little bit different from your normal houses and i've got my friend inside to show us around so let's check it out! hey ryan! nice to see you how are you? thank you for showing me around!


no problem, no problem thanks for coming want me to open the door? yeah, please open the door for us wow, it's already really different from a normal house we actually call this a "social apartment" so we kind of take on a normal house and then we add on a lot of lounge areas a lot of public spaces for people to be social in so how many people actually live here?


we have around 130 people 130?! 130! all in this complex it's 10 stories tall so we can pack a lot of people in okay, then let's go check out the rest of the house! by all means, the first place i want to show you is the lounge right here this is not what you normally see when you go into a lounge we have the billiard table


if you look above it, we actually have this projector right here so we have a 128 inch projector screen so you can watch movies, play games, things like that sort we have wii and all that so there's no need to buy your own moving on, we have a kind of dining area right here so this is a great place for people to gather we try to make these long tables so you can sit here and have your little kanpai and things like that and a tv set right here if you want to watch something a little quieter


and it links to this kitchen right here we have these nice island kitchens right here so you know in tokyo how you have those tiny kitchens? i was just going to say the first thing i felt about this place was that it's huge the kitchen! it's nice because you have actual counter space you actually have a big sink where you can wash your dishes and cut and make things


when i first moved here i had this one burner and the little sink and then i was cutting things on top of the refrigerator but here you don't have to deal with that we also provide the pots and pans, everything you need so everything is brand new you're free to use it how ever much you want i mean, it's really clean despite 130 people living here well, that's mostly thanks to us i think


so we actually have cleaning staff who come here 5 times a week so they clean up all the kitchen and everything most people are japanese that live here oh, most people are japanese that live here? yeah, so they are very courteous and they are very good at washing themselves and putting it away i think one comment i will get is is it okay if you don't speak japanese and you live in a place like this? no, actually when i come here people say hi and hello


they don't speak japanese with me anymore here so there is actually a lot of people who speak english and a lot of people who actually move into social apartments and these kinds of places they're looking to learn english and use english so if you don't speak japanese it's ok! :) it's perfectly fine, this is the place to learn ahh, you actually got me at no haha we actually have a lot of these high brand items too we do a lot of collaborations with people


it looks very expensive, i do not want to break it touching it is very scary for me as well this is a $200 toaster! i mean it's really good for people who just moved to tokyo you know, they don't have any furniture and it's a big hassle to buy everything you don't realise when you move somewhere, how much that little stuff adds up even just a cup i like how you have the "world neighbors" on this that's how we keep those here


don't steal the cups! :p let's go around here! what's here? because we do have 130 rooms and it's 10 stories tall taking things from the kitchen to your room can be a pain so we provide this storage area, each room has its box right here this is the perfect size for like pasta, rice how about the rubbish and everything? who deals with that? the rubbish, we deal with all the rubbish from here


we actually take care of taking that out 5 times a week when the cleaning staff comes 5 times a week?! when we work in tokyo a lot of people tend to be very busy with their lives, their jobs so it's nice to have that taken care of it really takes a lot off you and we find that when you take out the issues of who's going to clean when and who's going to clean what how you are going to clean it


then people start to focus on the fun parts of living with each other which is let's cook a meal together let's eat dinner together let's watch tv and so your conversation stop being about what needs to be done and what you want to do! that's very true you stop fighting over of who's going to do what or who didn't do what when me and my room mate fight, it's always about cleaning you gotta move here!


i've thought about it a lot actually! so next we are going to go to another lounge area another lounge area? where are we now? so right now we are going to check out the working lounge so for people who work from home or people who are studying things like that we actually provide a separate space so let's take a peak inside real quick


so having a separate space, in my head i can think of it as this is a working space and it's written on the wall "working studio" it really puts me in the mood to get things done you have to work! pretending to work hehehe i'm sure there's a lot of pretending to work that happens in here too so now we are off to the cafe which is inside the house