With property values rising in many cities around the world, common living spaces have become increasingly popular among young urbanites, and 'Around the Corner Grain' is an example of what common living looks like in Japan. The building features seven units that overlap within in interesting ways thanks to an irregular room layout.
Traditional Japanese culture is antithetical to the concept of shared living spaces. Private family life is important in Japan, and as such Japanese culture emphasizes personal spaces separate from others. That's part of the inspiration behind the odd layout of Around the Corner Grain, as the almost randomly placed common areas serve to disperse and hide the private living spaces for the residents.
'Around the Corner Grain' Features an Irregular Room Layout
1. Common Living - The rise in common living spaces creates opportunities for innovative room layouts like Around the Corner Grain.
2. Irregular Room Layouts - The irregular room layout of Around the Corner Grain challenges conventions and can inspire other architects and designers to explore disruptive layouts.
3. Dispersed Common Areas - Experimenting with almost randomly placed common areas, as seen in Around the Corner Grain, creates unique aspects of shared living that can attract some residents.
1. Real Estate - In the real estate industry, developers and architects can find opportunities to create unconventional common living spaces.
2. Architecture - Architects and designers can explore new possibilities and concepts for room layouts and shared spaces as common living spaces become more popular.
3. Urban Development - Urban developers can explore the trend of common living spaces when creating new residential developments in cities.