The Koya No Sumika Home in Japan Marries Traditional and Modern Design Details

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 12, 2014
References: ma-style.jp & frameweb
The Koya No Sumika house by mA-style architects is located in the coastal city of Yaizu, Japan. The design studio marries an aged structure with its contemporary extension to create a modernist dream home concept.

The one-storey Koya No Sumika house is designed for a young couple who requested a quiet and modest living space. The minimalist home "provides its residents with autonomous living spaces designed to maintain a significant relationship with the original construction."

The home's triangular design and inverted V roof is juxtaposed with a linear element, resembling a white shadow box. The structure features a partially transparent corridor that runs through a shared garden space while connecting together the home's original shell and newly built extension.

The residence is made up of a spacious kitchen and living area, bedrooms and a number of multi-purpose attic spaces that provide its inhabitants with endless storage.