The fragrance of Hinoki is diffused throughout the home. Each family member is busily engaged with their respective jobs but they cherish the beautiful memories of traveling together. Hallways are no longer just a path to walk through. They provide a way to retain emotional and sentimental connection. The exhibition wall is horizontally and vertically connected, with family paintings and travel souvenirs displayed on staggered stainless steel frames bringing a sense of nostalgia every time the family walks through. We named it Memory Hallway.
This is a project where three generation will be living together in the space of 115m2. The brother of the owner chose the Hinoki as a gift, and let the blessing and affection can be naturally felt in every corner of the home.
The air is filled with incense from hinoki wood that vary in structure and function. The space began with a wall designed with an abstract of wood cutting tools. Located in the beginning of the memory hallway, the backdrop is made of a transparent acrylic material and perpendicular blocks that form a functional space that displays the memories of the family's travels.
There are two staggered beams in the public space. Herzu visually extended the ceiling of the public area and the hallway by adding a suspension board. They broke up the closed, narrow space by opening up the XYZ axis, including open entryways, and adding soft tones to warm and liven up the space.