Koko Kanso by Zarysy

Koko Kanso is a modernist penthouse mixed with Japanese Shibumi philosophy in Poznan, Poland, designed by Zarysy.

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The inside of this Poznań penthouse on the financial institution of the Oder is a cross between mid-Twentieth century modernism and Shibumi’s Japanese philosophy. Koko and Kanso are two of the Shibumi ideas which can be particularly seen right here. Particulars straight from the American houses of the Fifties, due to flowing shapes and features, had been mixed with the minimalism of the Far East. In accordance with Shibumi, the inside is straightforward and at first look ascetic, however after an extended look it is filled with textures and particulars, which makes it not commonplace. It’s harmonious and subdued on the identical time, however not devoid of feelings and particulars.

Koko – severity, maturity. It’s the great thing about passing, the reflection of which creates a very new high quality of the article. Within the inside, it manifests itself as textures – burnt wooden within the type of tiles on the flooring, outdated brick organized in a novel method on the wall, in components made from oiled uncooked oak or within the attribute burned wooden of Shou Sugi Ban within the type of strips. The mixture of contrasting textures, outdated and new, creates an incredible character.

Kanso – restraint and exclusion, getting rid of what’s not wanted. Cleanliness that offers a way of focus and readability, but in addition offers an perception into the character of the designer. An ideal steadiness between the tendency to fill the inside with numerous objects and minimalism. It’s a very delicate and tough to acquire ratio. Koko Kanso is constructed by creating scenes, impartial and in a broader perspective, comparatively easy areas which can be the background for the actors, i.e. an important objects, emphasised by the environment. Within the corridor there’s a pouffe with stunning terrazzo lamps by Bolia, within the library there are great armchairs designed by Antonio Citterio, in the lounge the Linie Design carpet, and within the kitchen an island with a novel Cambria countertop. For my character, kanso is minimalism wearing a heat ambiance, non-intrusively cozy and harmonious.

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– by Matt Watts