The House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects is a duplex style abode that sits in suburban Tokyo. The exterior of the home is stark white and has three tiers. This reminds me of the 'Ivory Tower,' though the design of this house is far from the metaphorical Ivory Tower.
A large open corridor connects all areas of the home. This open space gives an outdoorsy courtyard feel to the occupants. The space facilitates the two families interacting as they come and go about their daily business. The communal experience is balanced by the private rooms in the home. Beautiful dark wood floors and staircases complete the minimalist modern architecture of the home.
For families looking for an architecturally rich home and a slightly more neighborly and communal lifestyle, this home should act as inspiration.