OSAKA DIG IN THE SKY In the heart of Osaka in Japan Kentaro Takeguchi and Asako Yamamoto from Alphaville Architects designed a residence consisting of three buildings sandwiching two courtyards in order to bring light to a narrow area surrounded by neighbouring hou ses on three sides The interior which is not confi ned by private rooms or doors enables people to take different routes to get to their destination and has a cityscape feel thanks to tubes serving as semi public space In this minimalist masterpiece every product was chosen with mindful consideration The GROHE Minta kitchen faucet an absolute top seller lives up to this requirement The GROHE Minta Touch editi on enables the water to be turned on and off with just a slight touch leaving no smudges It represents a new level of kitchen faucets Swivelling 360 the faucet offers users a great deal of day to day comfort 1 The architects connected the rooms with tube shaped corridors and staircases that cross the courtyards 2 The rooms are joined by tube shaped corridors and rather than being separated by doors are loosely linked by long stretch shaped entrances 3 Purism is also the leitmotif of the kitchen of the Dig in the Sky house The GROHE Minta faucet here with an L shaped spout can also be had with a curved C spout Both have a pull out mousseur 4 The tubes dance in the air Part of the first floor consists of pilotis A floating tube crosses the courtyard diagonally and obstructs or reveals sights and noise between rooms and neighbouring houses 175

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