I love me some minimal, Japanese architecture, but as we all now, these buildings aren’t exactly realistic for a lot of us. When I saw this home by Takeshi Hosaka Architects though, I loved it for it’s warmth, and I could honestly see myself living there (at least in the summer). The building is lined with warm, golden woods which is balanced by the sturdy concrete and the immense panels of skylights. The skylights are my favorite part of the building, as they let in so much light in so many different places. I feel like Western architects don’t embrace skylights enough. I would rather have windows positioned above me rather than looking out, most of the time.
I also think it’s interesting how the kids beds, which you can see on the left of the top photo, are more like sleeping quarters, no frills added. It’s so very simple, but what more do you really need? I think Western kids would freak out about this, and perhaps Japanese children would as well, but there’s something this I like. Make kids interact with one another and not be brats who think they need their own room, haha… Anyhow, you can get more information on the house by clicking here.
Found through designboom