Japanese architecture firm Jun Igarashi Architects made this cool, compact residence design that is black, stacked and packed with tons of space and style. This modest but sweet residence of just about 1,200 sq. ft. is surprisingly spacious – an critical element of Japanese homes where square footage is at a premium. But function by no means compromises style, and Home O is a shining example, inside and out. From its bold, black, blocky exterior, to its airy, vibrant white interiors this cool house is a must-see. Verify it out!
This home is situated in the small city of Eastern Hokkaido, residence to just 7,000 with a low creating density – a rarity in Japan. The house enjoys an unusual half-acre site, which gave the architects plenty of breathing area when designing the residence.
We love the stark contrast between the home’;s ultra modern day aesthetic and its organic surroundings. Wild flowers, mountains, and modern day architecture – it doesn’;t get considerably greater than this!
The home requires shape as a series of boxes, varied in their proportions, grouped together to type an fascinating 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, Residence O. The corrugated metal exterior adds to the home’;s industrial aesthetic.
Beyond its black facade, massive windows offer a sneak peek at an unexpected, white interior, setting the stage for minimalist living.
From the outdoors, you’;d by no means count on an interior like this – awash in white, flooded with natural light, and tall ceilings that open up this boxy structure.
This property program laughs in the face of the entire open-notion concept. There are lots of walls, corners and privacy.
Windows at various heights add interest, strategic light sources and views.
Tight corners and hallways would make massive, bulky furnishings impractical. It is all as effectively, the minimalist furnishings keep the space easy and serene.
The unadorned walls, few furnishings and non-existent color palette make the unusual angles, tall ceilings and large windows the primary focus.
Natural wood floors in a light finish flow continuously all through the house, warming up its cool aesthetic.
The interior doorways feature exciting, unconventional shapes that echo the home’;s exterior silhouette.
The bedroom, accessed via a corner doorway and separated by a floor-to-ceiling privacy curtain – a feature that is located throughout the house, adding interest and privacy even though staying accurate to the home’;s minimalist aesthetic and neutral colour palette.
Eastern Hokkaido is a foresting neighborhood, and although you wouldn’;t see this natural inspiration for the house at first glance, we discover it fascinating how the stacked property resembles a pile of stacked logs.
Jun Igarashi Architects
photo credit: Iwan Baan