Japan's Architect Cafe Designs a Sweet Private Beachside Pad

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: May 8, 2011 • References: architect-cafe & designboom
The latest creation of Mikio Tai of Tokyo’s Architect Cafe is the House in Akiya, an incredible asymmetrical two-story private home that's located next to a beach in Ama-cho, Japan.

Its asymmetrical exterior notwithstanding, the house looks relatively nondescript from the outside. Inside, the home reflects a deft design that harnesses and exploits the beauty of living near a large body of water. The living space and kitchen are large, wood-paneled, open-air rooms that create a cottagelike ambiance. Large glass windows allow for a great amount of natural lighting, further enhancing the house’s organic charm.

The Architect Cafe house is also equipped with an outdoor terrace that would be perfect for tanning, late-night star gazing or romantic candlelit dinners. It’s hard to look at a place this unique and skillfully crafted and not mentally move all your furniture into it.

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