Gallery: Pixelated Japanese House Plays With Light


The home by Japan-based StudioGreenBlue takes a simple and elegant approach to what is a common issue in Japan — building on a small lot in a dense city. The Kumagaya Saitama S-House in Fukaya City features a unique pixelated window treatment, which is a pretty remarkable design not only for its unique look but for the solutions it has created. While the home’s site doesn’t offer much of a view, it does have great access to sunlight, and the home takes full advantage of this resource while maintaining privacy and aesthetics — turning light into architecture.

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  1. Holcim Awards December 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    A nice focus on natural light, solar heat gain and natural ventilation. The interior becomes a very animated space with all the windows.

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