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Smaller Roof Sections and Custom Dark Exterior Set this Japanese Home Apart

Every home adapts its own set of unique strategies and is filled with custom tiny details that not only give it a special personality, but also allow it to better serve the needs of the homeowners. Nestled in a busy, urban neighborhood of Sumiregaoka, Japan, this 66-square-meter home spread across three different levels grabs your attention almost instantly for two different such ‘special’ reasons. One is the dark and dashing exterior in Galvalume – a material that is used as coating for metal sheets and is made up of zinc, aluminum and silicon. Another is the brilliant use of smaller roof sections designed by Design Associates Nakamura, with each one in a different direction allowing the home to blend in with the cityscape.

Small wood roof sections of the house give the facade a unique look
Small wood roof sections of the house give the facade a unique look

With smart wooden overhangs, the exterior of the house is composed of several different finishes; wood, galvalume and glass ensuring that there is no sense of monotony. On the inside, things are much lighter and brighter with white and wood shaping the backdrop in every room. It is the ground floor that contains the living area, dining room, kitchen, study room and a bathroom while the first floor holds the bedrooms, master bedroom, additional bathrooms and other private spaces. A beautiful little terrace and atrium complete the modern Japanese home.

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Concealed home work area of the modern home behind the living area
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Contemporary neutral backdrop of the house with wooden finishes and smart glass walls
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Double-height living room of the house in wood and white with ample natural light
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Entrance of the home in black with wooden door and simple accents
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Home workstation sitting behind the living area offers a private work area
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Minimal and modern interior of the urbane Japanese home
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Wooden staircase of the house leading to the top level

Warm, lighting, concealed storage spaces and minimal décor along with a clutter-free design philosophy ensure that every room in here feels much brighter and spacious than it really is. A smart urban residence indeed! [Photography: Keishin Horikoshi]

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Sliding glass doors of the house connect the kitchen and living area with the exterior
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Small outdoor deck of the modern Japanese home with smart contrasts
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View of the modern Japanese home from the street
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Compact and stylish modern home in Japan with dark Galvalume exterior and inventive wooden roofs
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Dark and dashing Galvalume and wood exterior of the modern Japanese home
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Floor plan of three different levels of the House in Sumiregaoka

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