This Renovated Home Uses Minimalist Design for Spatial Efficiency

By: Gurveer Brah - Sep 9, 2015
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This deconstructed minimalist house features bold renovations that strip away elements of the house to give it more space. The old nomenclature of "less is more" is evident in this design as the designers uses efficient techniques to create a more spacious environment.

The 'House in Hatogaya' was renovated by Japanese architecture firm 'Schemata' in an effort to open up the space. The home was originally created with the intention of having many rooms but Jo Nagasaka created a new vision for the property with the current owners. Schemata's architect stripped away many elements of the two-story home to create a minimalistic, skeletal home.

The architect deconstructed the home by eliminating a good portion of the walls to allow the space to breathe, while only leaving the support beams. On the upper floor, one room's floor was ripped out to create an opening for this deconstructed minimalist house -- permitting natural light to enter the lower level.