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Designed for the third generation of a dairy farming family, the contemporary residence is a new extension to the old house. The Fujisawa-based architect made way for the new structure by demolishing an old communal living room, the footprint of which is preserved as a courtyard that joins the new extension with the old house. The new dairy farmer house is clad in sheets of Galvalume, a steel material made with aluminum and zinc.

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The kinked one-story house is organized around an open-plan living room and dining room that overlook an outdoor courtyard through glazed openings. Unlike the steel-clad exterior, the home interior features warm-toned hardwoods and white walls. Tall ceilings and abundant natural light impart a sense of spaciousness. The walls surrounding the outdoor courtyard are also clad in wood rather than steel. The house also contains a roomy master bedroom on the far west end and a second bedroom on the east end.

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