Japanese studio Keitaro Muto Architects designed the 'Sunomata House,' a residence comprised of three overlapping volumes, in Ogaki, Japan.
The clients were a family who required separate dwellings to better accommodate different generational needs. The architects opted for a single property with layered volumes to ensure that family members have their own space. The two-storey end is occupied by the younger residents, while the area for the older generation is located all on one level. That being said, there are communal spaces located throughout the home as well.
The south-facing courtyard garden also acts as a common space. The architects explain, "Each of the internal spaces has a different relationship to the Japanese garden, whether this is visual or physical."