Japanese architectural practice ICADA have renovated a residential unit of an apartment located in Kyoto. The renovated apartment features a three dimensional ceiling that affects the perception of space and human physicality. The gradually changing ceiling height measures 2.63m at the living and dining room and 1.67m at the Japanese-style tearoom.
From the architects, “The geometry of the ceiling resembles to that of shell structure, and it gives feelings, even within a small residential unit, that your body becomes bigger/smaller. The perspectives in this house create the perception of physical extension and contraction.
Round-shaped lightings are placed on the warping ceiling. They have all different sizes, from 300mm to 1500mm radius, and cast indirect lights reflected by the mirror embedded, creating the effect of erasing the ceiling edges. It also makes the feeling that you have another space above the ceiling.”
Photography: Shingo Kanagawa