This Home Features a Simple, Efficient and Elegant Use of Space

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 24, 2015
References: level-architects & design-milk
This Japanese-style minimalist house takes on the traditionally efficient and spatial designs Japan is famous for but approaches it from a contemporary angle.

The 'House in Chigasaki' designed by LEVEL Architects takes a Japanese home and enhances the simple style based on the unique culture. Located in Kanagawa, Japan, the home begins with a closed off exterior that sees dark rectilinear volumes without windows. The home has a simple layout of an inner terrace, living room, kitchen and dining room on the first floor, in addition the bedrooms and an office space are located on the second floor. There is also a second staircase that leads to a the roof, where the residents can oversee the city and even Mount Fuji.

The house separates spaces using classic Japanese design, where the divisions are created by an elevated floor and not with walls or partitions. The Japanese-style minimalist house sees designs that are clean and sophisticated and make efficient use of the space.