Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The Parallel House by Fumihito Hisanari is Simple and Chic

 - May 8, 2010
References: en-ad & whatwedoissecret.org
Taking minimalism to its apex, Japanese architect Fumihito Hisanari created this plain white box called the Parallel house. This single-family residence in the Kagawa prefecture of Japan is striking in its simplicity.

Illumination from skylights and an airy interior make what would seem like a claustrophobic home into one that is surprisingly spacious. The Parallel house is in fact a two-story building. The wooden frame of the Parallel house allows for 1,268 square feet of floor space--far roomier than it appears.