The House in Nara-Zaka is Misleading from the Front

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Sep 19, 2014
References: yoshiaki-yamashita & designboom
Completed by Yoshiaki Yamashita architecture studio, the House in Nara-Zaka has a deceiving facade from the front. When standing near the road, the place appears to be quite small with no windows, however, upon going through to the back the entire space opens up.

From the back, the residences have an open deck area to take in the air during the day. Moreover, the space is quite open and minimalist, with a mostly white theme throughout. The home is intended for a couple who is retiring, so it's not overly big, made up of two storeys in total.

The House in Nara-Zaka makes one realize how misleading the front of a house can be when looked at from one angle.

Photo Credits: designboom, yoshiaki-yamashita