The Japanese people are known for their low consumption, minimalistic style of living; and the ant house is no different. A very plain and simple, yet design oriented space built by mA-style Architects in Shizuoka, Japan happens to be called the “Ant House”– and for good reason.
The space itself is purposely unfinished on the interior with little to no actual detailing on the exterior. The outer shell looks to have no windows, but there is plenty of natural light streaming in through skylights and ceiling based windows.
What it is lacking on the outside certainly translates further to the interior structure– with exposed drywall and plywood strewn about. There aren’t any floor materials, base boards or things that you might take for granted in every day build-outs.
It may look small from the outside, but the owner’s lack of interior finishes and materials keeps things open, interesting and seemingly larger all around.