Atelier Boronski, a Kyoto-based architecture firm, built a local home on the banks of the Kamo River that offers a beautiful view of the placid brook while contrasting it with a sharp and angular design. The home has several unique design features, including its staircase, exterior front patio, and backyard facade.
On the exterior, Atelier Boronski offset the tall, narrow shape of the structure with sleek, sharply angled awnings that extend at odd angles from the front of the home. This angular conception carries on into the home too, especially with regard to the staircase. The stairs consist of independent, floating triangles that extend from one of the home's walls. When viewed through the mostly glass back facade, the stairs seem to jut sculpturally into the rooms of the home.