In Tokyo, Japan, an another example of simple Japanese architecture arose. Creators of this family house, situated in a calm villa ward of a city, populated by several millions of people, are a group of architects Shinichi Ogawa & Associates. Nowadays, a lot of houses are being stamped with the label “minimalistic”, even though it’s not always fitting. But in this case, the word “minimalistic” is well earned. The house has a simple white facade.
Only a single prismal piece protrudes to the street, and it is ended off with a transparent wall, that is meant to make the expression of the house something special. The house has three floors, with the highest one being an open glasshouse, covering only some parts of the second floor. The house is designed in a way that creates enough rooms for maximum privacy. An unique characteristic of the house besides the front facade is the inner atrium, through which the light is channeled into the interiors.