this home is called the minimalist house. has the feel of a hip bachelor pad but is custom designed for a couple.
above: the home consists of solid walls on four exterior surfaces. the space is internally divided into three equi-distant sections running length of floor plan.
above: the first strip is an open courtyard; the second strip the bedroom / living / dining area. a glass wall separates courtyard and living space.
above: the front door in the third strip admits you into the kitchen. midway in the strip is the bathroom with study and closets at the far end.
Per the architect: The home is designed around a three-meter grid module in all xyz directions. Taking into account the natural light of Okinawa’s climate, the internal space connects with the outside via the glass wall separating inside space and courtyard. An eave runs the length of the glass wall to control the amount of direct sunlight coming inside. Consequently, this layout and efficiency of this home aspires to a minimal but flexible lifestyle.
* location : okinawa, japan
* program : residence
* structural system : reinforced concrete
* stories : 1 stories
* site area : 211.59 m2
* building area : 102.22 m2 ( about 1,100 sq ft )
* total area : 102.22 m2
* completion date : 2010.01
designer: shinichi ogawa & associates