This Modern Home Design Emphasizes Horizontal Elements

By: Gurveer Brah - Sep 2, 2015
References: sasaki-as & dezeen
This modern home design began on a shadowy property, and using open spaces and minimalism the designer emphasized natural light in a big way.

Katsutoshi Sasaki is the architect responsible for the 'House in Yamanote,' which features an emphasis on natural light with other unique design elements. Located in Toyota, Japan, the house prominently features wooden sleeping platforms on different levels of the property. The small home's designer thought it was necessary for the property to have "a relationship to natural light, despite being in a shadowy place."

The house features several simple ways to bring in light to the indoor corridors. With the intention of bringing in light to every room, even features like the stairs were created with narrow openings to allow light to filter in through them. The architect does this to create synergy and internal scenery.