Hiroyuki Ogawa Used Sliding Screens to Divide a Small Apartment

 - Dec 26, 2017
References: dezeen
Tokyo is known for its urban density, with apartments being famously miniscule, so architect and designer Hiroyuki Ogawa has resorted to a creative technique in venturing to engender the illusion of space. In renovating a 34-square-meter Tokyo apartment, the architect incorporated sliding screen doors that can further divide the studio apartment into rooms, making it feel far larger than it actually is.

The benefit of screen doors that slide, as opposed to installing full walls, is that they can be slid away and hidden when necessary. For instance, the doors might be opened when entertaining company, since in that case open space would be more appropriate, while they can be closed when one is home alone and looking to separate leisure space from work space.