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The Japanese Beach-Side Stairs House by Y + M Design Office

By: Marissa Liu - Published: • References: ymdo.net and spoon-tamago
The Stairs House is a beach-side residential home in Shimane Prefecture, Japan designed by Y + M Design Office. The owners of the Stairs House wanted a warm, bright and private family-friendly design. Glass slits in between the stairs allow light to shine in while also providing natural shade and creating privacy.

The stairs house manages to maximize ventilation during the summer and trap heat in the winter. The steps that form the exterior of the home were designed to let children sit and play on them to allow the whole family to enjoy the spectacular beach view with ease.