Clad in timber, Fujiwarramuro Architects‘ skinny house rises high above its neighbors in the residential area of the crowded Nada district. The front door is recessed within the large garage opening that takes up the front half of the building. The communal spaces including the living room, dining room and kitchen, are located on the second floor, while the kid’s bedroom and master bedroom are situated one floor above. A ladder provides access to the roof from a loft space in the master bedroom.
A column of light filters through the center of the house, passing through slatted openings carved into the floors and furniture. The white walls, tall ceilings, and large gaps successfully create an illusion of space in the narrow house. A simple color palette of wood and white complete the minimalist and contemporary appearance. Stairs are located at the rear of the house.
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