Modern Japanese houses inspiring minimalism and avant-garde living

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    Modern Japanese houses inspiring minimalism and avant-garde living

    Sakaushi House in Tokyo, by Taku Sakaushi

    This house, which completed in 2019, was designed by architect Taku Sakaushi for himself and his wife. He bought the 50 sq m site in Shinjuku on a bit of a whim, and then considered the planning regulations – which restricted the structure to three levels, one below ground. He mulled over the design, and was influenced by a host of architectural experiences from the book he published in 2010 titled Architecture as Frame (Sankeisha) and the House in Uehara designed by Kazuo Shinohara, his respected teacher. With the limit of two levels above ground, he shifted the living space to the upper floor, and a work space – a study and a calligraphy room for his wife – to the middle. Casting interesting sightlines and layers of stairs through the space, Sakaushi only half jokes that the house is also a tool for exercise.

    Published at Sat, 22 May 2021 18:49:48 +0000

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