Tomoaki Uno Architects creates a windowless house in Nagoya, Japan and uses a limited material palette to do so. The idea behind this project--dubbed 'Ogimachi House'--is to embrace the concept of "healing architecture." In an age when many have the potential to feel incredibly overstimulated, whether it is due to the digital age, political and economic turmoil or something else entirely, a minimalist windowless house that promotes wellness in unexpected ways is helpful.
Tomoaki Uno Architects employs almost entirely wood to build the "calming space [which seeks] to help [the client's mother] recover from a mental illness." Of course, the windowless house is not entirely without natural light. The space relies on a total of 37 skylights to remain functional throughout the day.
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