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The House in Asahiku's Black Exterior is Misleading

 - Sep 2, 2014
References: cooplanning & dezeen
Japanese studio Coo Planning has designed the 'House in Asahiku,' a residence in Osaka that features a somber ebony facade. Meanwhile, the majority of the interior is fashioned out of Japanese larch plywood. Several of the bespoke furniture pieces are made out of the same material, creating a cohesive look throughout the home that is completed by the well-oiled wooden floors.

Because the home is located on a limited plot, architects made use of double-height spaces in order to introduce more light into the residence. More specifically, each room is sandwiched between an "inside court and an outside court."

The floor, made from concrete, has been sunken to street level, creating a transitional space before the living and dining area.