photos by Jun Igarashi Architects

Symbiosis: the living together of unlike organism

Another great renovation project, this time by Hokkaido-based architect Jun Igarashi. Located in central Sapporo and completed in November of last year, SYMBIOSIS is a multi-purpose space that is intended to provide close interaction between fashion, jewelry, art and architecture. Or as the German mycologist Heinrich Anton de Bary defined it, “the living together of unlike organisms.”

The 1st floor ground level is a gallery space. The 2nd floor is the FORTUNA boutique, a select shop of clothing and jewelry from France and Italy. The 3rd floor is occupied by jeweler AI KOMORI. All the coll signage and art was by Midorium Design, a frequent collaborator of Jun Igarashi’s.