The MoyaMoya House by Studio Phenomenon is a small urban home located in a suburb of Tokyo. While this home embodies Japan's minimalist design ideals, its exterior shell pushes design boundaries with its unexpected material.
"Japanese architects are renowned for incorporating traditional spatial concepts into contemporary residential designs" and Studio Phenomenon's latest project is no exception to this notion.
The MoyaMoya house reinterprets the boundaries between a home's interior and exterior thresholds by wrapping its structural frame in a loose, stainless-steel mesh. This metal fabric facade creates shimmering patterns that rely on the sun's rays to modulate light.
While its facade pushes the boundaries of innovation, the home's interior is rather traditional and spacious, housing a kitchen, multiple bedrooms and a traditional Japanese-style room.