Here is a view of the namesake stairway of a project designed by YA. The word suki written 数寄 in Japanese refers to the liking of cultured aesthetics such as the one in line with the way of tea, i.e. Japanese tea ceremony.
The original brush-enhanced woodgrain paneling, called uzukuri in Japanese, quietly stands out in natural light. This interior material was one of the elements that defined the suki character of the former building interiors, along with the woven reed sudare ceilings.
Generally rental office spaces tend to lack personality. By selectively preserving the existing uzukuri paneling & sudare ceilings, YA's design was able to incorporate a subtle yet distinctive suki character in the new boutique office building while meeting the budget requirement.