A House is a minimalist residence located in Aichi, Japan, designed by Naoya Kitamura. The house is for a couple and their two children and the studio wanted to give them an open and welcoming environment.
The site is located on a quiet street, a block away from the main road. From the outside, the house stands out because of its height (almost a level lower than its neighbors), and its shape: a box made of sheet metal, cold, simple, without any kind of decoration.
The interior is a surprise, a warming forest created by the structure, loosely divided by a series of wooden pillars that allow the residents to adapt to future layouts. Visit Naoya Kitamura’s page to see more about A House!
Photography by Takumi Ota + Naoya Kitamura