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Tokyo House Renovation

CompanyNRC Architecture & Design Office
Lead DesignersHajime Tsuruta
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Renovation
Entry Description

In Tokyo, we have many old buildings just waiting to be purchased and rebuilt to value for building's tenants. With this project,we set out to reimagine the housing possibilities of old buildings in the bustling heart of Tokyo. The building we renovated was 43 years old. We reduced atmospheric noise from the surrounding neighborhood by reducing the window size. As we redesigned the interior, we used elaborate artisanal techniques to build an artificial rock wall in the living room.The overall interior finish creates a cabin-like atmosphere that allows one to escape urban surroundings.


NRC, Tokyo architectural firm has been founded by Hajime Tsuruta in 2008.The firm has been awarded many prizes not only in Japan, but also other countries due to its unique architecture and design. NRC is inspired and embraced by clients from all over the world and looking for partnerships with both companies and individuals with which NRC can share creative and innovative ideas - small to large, residential to commercial projects, and everything in between.

Other Awards and Prizes

・Matsuyama City Landscape Award (JPN) ・[Excellent project award] by IG kougyou(JPN)・Excellence in designing house supported by the Japanese government(JPN)・JCD design award(JPN)・American architecture Prize(USA)・JERCO Renovation Award(JPN)・The Architecture Master Prize(USA)・International Design Awards(USA/Bronze Medal)・Asia Design Prize(KOR), Outstanding property Award LONDON, A'DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION(ITA)