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This Seaside House Blocks the View of the Ocean With Concrete Walls

 - Aug 15, 2017
References: shinichiogawa & dezeen
This seaside house in Kanagawa, Japan has been designed with a windowless facade.

Its street facing facade consists of three concrete blocks with an a palm tree acting as the focal point. Parking is concealed by a solid gate and the structure has no apparent openings when viewed from the street. From the ocean side of the house, there is a terrace, infinity pool and wall of sliding glass, bringing a minimalist theme to life. The interior staircase is voluminous and twisting as it dominates the space. Additionally, the rooms inside are arranged in a linear pattern so each space is able to equally capitalize on the full length glass windows, while a terrace hangs over top of a working railway for added isual interest.

While the windowless facade of this home is quite the striking feature, as one explores more nuances of the property, the space comes alive with a looming intensity.