Japanese architecture firm Jun Igarashi Architects created this cool, compact home design and style that is black, stacked and packed with tons of space and style. This small but sweet property of just about 1,200 sq. ft. is surprisingly spacious – an crucial element of Japanese homes where square footage is at a premium. But function never compromises style, and House O is a shining example, inside and out. From its bold, black, blocky exterior, to its airy, vibrant white interiors this cool residence is a need to-see. Verify it out!
This home is located in the little city of Eastern Hokkaido, property to just 7,000 with a low creating density – a rarity in Japan. The property enjoys an unusual half-acre site, which gave the architects a lot of breathing room when designing the residence.
We adore the stark contrast in between the home’;s ultra modern day aesthetic and its organic surroundings. Wild flowers, mountains, and modern day architecture – it does not get a lot greater than this!
The property requires shape as a series of boxes, varied in their proportions, grouped together to type an intriguing profile of shape and living space.
Like guards encircling some cherished prize, the home’;s volumes rise about a secret central garden – therefore the name, Property O. The corrugated metal exterior adds to the home’;s industrial aesthetic.
Beyond its black facade, huge windows offer a sneak peek at an unexpected, white interior, setting the stage for minimalist living.
From the outdoors, you’;d by no means anticipate an interior like this – awash in white, flooded with all-natural light, and tall ceilings that open up this boxy structure.
This house program laughs in the face of the entire open-concept idea. There are lots of walls, corners and privacy.
Windows at different heights add interest, strategic light sources and views.
Tight corners and hallways would make large, bulky furnishings impractical. It really is all as nicely, the minimalist furnishings hold the space basic and serene.
The unadorned walls, couple of furnishings and non-existent colour palette make the unusual angles, tall ceilings and huge windows the main concentrate.
Natural wood floors in a light finish flow continuously throughout the residence, warming up its cool aesthetic.
The interior doorways feature intriguing, unconventional shapes that echo the home’;s exterior silhouette.
The bedroom, accessed through a corner doorway and separated by a floor-to-ceiling privacy curtain – a function that’;s identified throughout the home, adding interest and privacy even though staying true to the home’;s minimalist aesthetic and neutral color palette.
Eastern Hokkaido is a foresting neighborhood, and though you would not see this all-natural inspiration for the home at very first glance, we locate it exciting how the stacked house resembles a pile of stacked logs.
Jun Igarashi Architects
photo credit: Iwan Baan