February 02, 2016
Japanese architects (and their clients) have a well earned reputation for producing adventurous designs for residential buildings. House H, designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki, is a great example.
The house is located in the city of Matsudo on the outskirts of Tokyo and was designed for a young family who wanted a forward looking living space. From the outside the building takes on the shape of a stereotypical house with a classic pitched roof. Inside, instead of conventional floors and columns, there are 8 Y-shaped wooden frames which resemble tree trunks. These support the roof as well as 6 platforms of different sizes and at different levels, which act as living spaces for the family. This design allows plenty of light to penetrate the internal apace and provide a wonderful sense of fluidity throughout the house, creating a serene space which encourages the residents to explore and interact.
July 26, 2018
The Freycinet national park in Tasmania is full of natural wonders to explore, but the Coastal pavilions at Freycinet Lodge may just succeed in tempting visitors to stay in all day.
June 01, 2018
Norm Architects recently redesigned the interiors of a coastal home, bringing nature indoors in a style that oozes cool Scandi-charm.
February 26, 2018
This petite mountain abode designed by Rapin Saiz is a good example of how great design can turn even the smallest spaces into the most charming homes.
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