Casa Nano 2.0 Residency Tokyo
Casa Nano replaces the art residency’s original Japanese location in favour of a cedar and concrete home redesigned with Studio Wasabi Architecture.
Studio Wasabi Architecture and Satoshi Kawakami Architects have created a home and artist residency in Tokyo for Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, founder of the arts foundation Casa Wabi in Mexico.
Occupying a corner plot in the Sendagi district of Tokyo, Casa Nano is a renovation of a postwar house constructed in the late 1950s. "The house has a very simple facade system to protect the windows, a system called amado, where you can slide some metal windows and close them when there is a typhoon," said Studio Wasabi co-founder Rafael Balboa.
Studio Wasabi worked with Satoshi Kawakami Architects to completely revamp the interiors for use as an extension of the Casa Wabi artist residency in Puerto Escondido, Mexico or as a home for founder Bosco Sodi and his wife interior designer Lucia Corredor.
After sponsoring 13 Mexican artists in the original Casa Nano at another location, Sodi needed more space and decided to move the residency into a larger building.