Japanese design principles link beauty and health
Sydney, Australia, May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Japan has captivated the world with its distinctive design style for centuries, capturing the attention of homeowners and developers. More recently, hospitality brands, residential properties, and individuals have discovered that Japanese design principles not only bring visual beauty, but also promote healthy lifestyles and a calming environment that are highly desired in a post world. -pandemic. Crown Group, a leading Australian real estate group specializing in luxury real estate development, understands the benefits of incorporating these design elements into its properties and proudly partners with renowned Japanese architects including Kengo Kuma and Koichi Takada.
“We strive to offer innovative and thoughtful designs in all of our properties, so it is a privilege to work with creative architects like Kengo Kuma and Koichi Takada, who understand and execute our visions so beautifully,” said Iwan Sunito , CEO and co-founder of Crown Group. “The combination of Japanese characteristics and sensitivity to detail – the absence of all that is unnecessary – with accessible luxury helps transform a family environment into a welcoming, anti-anxiety retreat.
Mastery by Crown Group, which comprises 374 luxury apartments in five separate buildings in Sydney, Australia, showcases many Japanese design principles such as playing with different types of light, which creates a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere in a room and models a Zen philosophy. Inspired by the interplay of light (hikari) and shadow (kage), apartment interiors designed by award-winning architects Koichi Takada present a modern and sophisticated urban lifestyle. The Japanese-inspired conceptual interior design offers natural, neutral modern luxury, generously using wood-like materials and soft, warm hues. The development also includes a street-level retail district with a mix of restaurants, cafes and shops, including Sydney’s first Japanese-infused restaurant, providing an unrivaled and authentic dining experience for city dwellers.
“Regarding the interior, Koichi Takada and Kengo Kuma came up with two color combinations. One is a dark color palette and the other is lighter, and they’re both designed to go with the Japanese style, ”Sunito said. “You can see the appearance of the interior is very simple with monochrome colors, and it’s designed that way to bring real, high-end and understated luxury to the development.”
Kengo Kuma is a highly regarded Japanese architect known for creating some of the most extraordinary public buildings and houses in the world. With offices in Tokyo and Paris, he is famous for his use of cedar and often combines wood and the natural environment with contemporary urban structures. Some of Kuma’s most notable works include the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo, the Bamboo Wall House in China, the Japanese headquarters of the LVMH group (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) and the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, which will host the Olympic Games in 2021 from July 23 to August 8.
At Mastery by Crown Group, Kengo Kuma applied the Japanese design method of incorporating natural elements into the home, ushering in a new era of luxury city living that creates communities and connects people to nature. Japanese architecture does not try to compete with nature but aims to blend a building harmoniously with the natural environment, which helps to reduce stress. According to Sunito, this is in line with Kengo’s approach and Crown Group’s goal of creating an urban resort with many natural features.
The simplicity of the architecture of Mastery by Crown Group is complemented by greenery which is implanted in the exterior facade of one of the buildings – a concept of “stacked forest” which is a first in Sydney. The greenery reflects off the building in front of it, projecting and carrying the green pattern throughout the outdoor space to be enjoyed. To the facade are added rooftop gardens that will be visible from the street, creating pockets of nature in the urban environment for passers-by to enjoy. In addition to the biophilic design elements incorporated into architecture and interiors, greenery in the urban environment increases sustainability by reducing carbon monoxide, increasing energy efficiency and improving air quality.
For more information on Crown Group projects, including Mastery by Crown Group, please visit www.crowngroup.com.au/.
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