Japanese minimalistic interior
This small house in Nagoya, Japan was designed by Suppose Design Office in the style of Japanese minimalism. It is the mix of a flower shop, an art gallery and living quarters. The house denies any boundaries between these spaces. Simple white façade is opened to the street and the yard at the ground floor, while the living space placed at the upper levels is entirely isolated from the city noise opening with the glass walls from the opposite side. The side facades as opposed to the main flat one resemble the paper bends of origami. The ceilings are also corrugated at the two lower levels.
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This urban house by Japanese architecture studio Yoshichika Takagi was built in the centre of the small town of Akita, Japan, right in the middle of a parking lot surrounded by large commercial buildings. It is a single family residence composed of a series of open and closed boxes. The unit aims to gently balance the intersection of internal and external spaces. Thick wall circumscribe areas of the dwelling producing porous areas between interior and exterior, public and private. It was designed to shelter but not visually enclose internal environments. Called House I, the project involved enclosing the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and storage in interconnected boxes. Between them are courtyards, corridors and living spaces. Have a look.
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