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Minimalist Japanese Residence Blends Privacy With An Airy Interior

Japanese homes are renowned for resorting to some of the most creative and at times, unusual space-saving solutions. The House of Corridor in Fukuoka, Japan is one such fascinating structure that uses innovative geometric shapes and unique design to create an open and fresh interior in an otherwise cramped space. Designers Architect Show had to work around several existing constraints to complete this contemporary residence that displays a distinct Japanese minimalist design style.

Street facade of House of Corridor

The stylish and discrete home is surrounded by tall villas on three sides, making it a challenge for the architects to combine necessary privacy along with unabated sunlight. Sporting a distinct wooden façade and concrete walls, much of the house is sealed off from prying eyes. Instead of incorporating large glass windows, Architect Show turned towards vertical space and added skylights along with large duct in the center of the house that ushered in ample natural light.

Japanese house wooden extreior

Wooden flooring and walls inside Fukuoka House, Japan

High ceiling modern living room

Interior of House of Corridor in Japan

Provided with a light coat in the center of the house, I had to create a vertical connection. I developed a bright and spacious living room connecting the upper and lower level, without narrowing the space.

View of the dining area and the kitchen

Stylish modern Japanese Kitchen

Floating staircase leading to the top level

Warm wooden surfaces are splurged around lavishly throughout the house to create a lovely, inviting ambiance. A living area with high ceiling, an ergonomic kitchen and a compact dining area are housed in the lower level while the bedrooms and the bathrooms occupy the top floor. One can sense a trendy and flowing balance of elements as glass, concrete and wood are amalgamated effortlessly in a minimal setting.

Sleek, savvy and space-conscious in its approach, the House of Corridor uses the available vertical space to the hilt. A perfect urban home with an organic and ergonomic interior!

Large skylights and window idea

Private facade of the House of Corridor, Japan

Small space-saving Japanese house design

House of Corridor in Fukuoka after sunset

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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