The Mirror Window is a minimalist interior design located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Kosaku Matsumoto. A partial renovation of the office area within a building complex that hosts a workshop space, an office, and a contemporary art gallery. The project was completed after designs and constructions made during three months of the architect’s on-site residency. The existing window with the dimensions of two by two and half meters – the first sight for visitors as they enter the space – had a barren view of an adjacent house. It was clear at first glance that changing this window would determine the nature of the new space. The idea was to abandon the use of this window would determine the nature of the new space.
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Located in Tokyo, Japan, the Mirror Window is a partial renovation of an office area within a building complex that is home to a workshop space, office, and contemporary art gallery. Kosaku Matsumoto completed the project following three months of an on-site residency to tackle a barren view of an adjacent house. A mirror was installed behind an existing window along the span of a concrete fence, while open-air space was created through reworking windows and exploring reflective effects of the mirror. Peering out the window, one can now take in not only a reflection of the interiors, but also adjacent walls and the neighborhood.