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Candy-Colored Apartment Hopes to Rouse its Dull Neighbors

Brightening up an otherwise monotonous residential neighborhood in Nagoya, Japan, this cartoon-like apartment complex—called the Nagoya Housing building—was once just as dull as its colorless neighbors. Thanks Tokyo-based architecture and design firm Ciel Rouge Creation, though, the building now sports a memorable new facade, meant both inspire the paint-choices of surrounding homes, and to appear—in the firm's own words—"more personal, with every individual dwelling corresponding to a separate color recognizable from the outside." The exterior makeover itself sounds fairly simple, as the rounded concrete shape, wraparound balconies, and sliding windows were not altered in any way. Instead, the simple task of assigning a different hue to each unit created the eye-popping new look, while the newly renovated interiors provide a contrasting clean, white space. Architizer has the full gallery, right this way.

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