A simple and modern Japanese house by Studio Synapse

This simple but very beautiful example of modern architecture was a project designed by Japanese architecture firm Studio Synapse. It’s a contemporary residence located in Grunma, Japan. The project was called ‘house in midori – ori no ie’ and it involved the construction of a single-storey private residence.

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The house sits on a quiet and spacious plot surrounded by nature. In order to take advantage of that element, the architects chose to design a large terrace to the front, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views and the nature. Also, the architects tried to incorporate multiple access point to the house so that inhabitants and guests could enter from all directions. The large terrace is situated on the south area.

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The residence has a very simple and practical design. The only distinctive characteristic is the single-slopping roof that is lifted up to the south-west corner. The roof is black and combines nicely with the wooden terrace. The interior of the house is organized around a central space. There are large windows inside that provide views towards this central space. This area is filled with light that comes through a large skylight. The functionality of the design doesn’t stop there. Each room has its own separate entrance. The overall design features a certain uniformity and there’s a continuous look that makes everything fall into place.{found on designboom}