Completed by the end of this month, APOLLO Architects have designed their newest building in Kitayama-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo called Ring. The location is in the quiet outskirts of Tokyo, and the clients are a husband and wife who work as teachers in a nearby private school.

Ring by APOLLO Architects in interior design architecture  Category

The front of the building features a monolithic structure with a thin slit that serves as a first floor window looking into the children’s room and master bedroom. As visitors approach the floating stairs from the first floor, they will be greeted by a covered balcony that looks almost like a courtyard on the second floor.

I love the layout of this building, especially when you are expecting a wall to be covered on the left side of the stairs leading to the second floor, it instead becomes an surprisingly expansive and open space. The staircase almost serves as a barrier to separate the kitchen from the living room.

Ring by APOLLO Architects in interior design architecture  Category

Ring by APOLLO Architects in interior design architecture  Category

Ring by APOLLO Architects in interior design architecture  Category

Ring by APOLLO Architects in interior design architecture  Category

Ring by APOLLO Architects in interior design architecture  Category

Ring by APOLLO Architects in interior design architecture  Category

Ring by APOLLO Architects in interior design architecture  Category

Photography by Akira Nishikawa.