Home in Minami-Senri is a minimal house situated in Suita, Japan, designed by Fujiwara-Muro Architects. Nestled within the serene Hokusetsu district of Osaka lies a outstanding abode, masterfully designed to mix conventional Japanese components with up to date structure. Located on a slender, elongated plot that includes various floor ranges, this house is the brainchild of an esteemed Japanese chef who sought to include conventional ending supplies all through the property. The architect’s ingenious use of the positioning’s distinctive topography creates a tapestry of distinctive views and dynamic, spacious areas. Guests are greeted by a captivating stepping-stone pathway, flanked by lush plantings, which ascends to an ethereal entrance that appears to drift above the bottom.
Capitalizing on the 1.5-meter setback mandated by native constructing laws, the designer has skillfully crafted a slender backyard strip that visually expands the house’s residing, eating, and kitchen areas on the primary flooring. The sunken front room, an inviting area for entertaining, contains a bench that overlooks the verdant backyard extending beneath the house’s distinctive bridge. Eliciting a way of intrigue, the backyard’s design evokes the imagery of a meandering stream, drawing the attention towards a distant, unseen vacation spot. Separating the lounge from the extra intimate kitchen and eating space are two quaint courtyards, additional enhancing the house’s connection to nature. An elevated hall, paying homage to a standard backyard path, spans the backyard and affords charming views of each the greenery beneath and the sky above. This elegant passageway ushers residents to their personal quarters on the second flooring, whereas the trio of gardens imbues the residence with a way of depth and spaciousness that belies its compact footprint.
Pictures by Yoshikawa Naoki