House in Kawanishi by Tato Architects

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The house was designed after the classic Australian construction which is called the “Queenslander”. It’s basically the main building which is carried by stilts with a motel-like sub base. Yo Shimada of Tato Architects has seen pictures of one of these “Queenslander” buildings and instantly decided that it would be a perfect fit for one of his projects. What I always admire about Japanese architecture is the style everything seem to be made in. Light is always a big part of it and the ability for it to flow through the rooms.

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All images © Tato Architects | Photography by Shinkenchiku-sha | Via: dezeen

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  • HatsuHazama

    That’s a really cool design for the house. What I especially like that has been done is the varied depth at some parts in the house, making for example the floor double up as a desk surface.

    • Love these details myself. Always wondering though if such a “architectural style” would be possible in Germany with all these strict construction rules etc.