Focus on Schemata Architects
With his studio Schemata Architects, the architect Jo Nagasaka designs projects for interiors that rarely go unnoticed. The spaces he carves out are a perfect blend of street culture-style contemporary aesthetics and Japan’s craft and spiritual tradition. The skill with which he gives shape to spaces is concealed behind an “almost unfinished” appearance which, on closer inspection betrays a deep respect for materials, functions and spaces, making for great freedom of use. Nagasaka’s method is to look at the existing situation, the context and the options and then take a bold approach, harnessing unexpected solutions, channelling contemporary spatial design trends with a skill that few other masters manage to achieve.