Located in Nara, Japan, this residence was built for a couple who had previously lived in their home for 33 years. This space is a contemporary step up, and took 5 years to build– but the end result is a creative and minimalist space with so many distinct spaces inside.
Built by Assistant Architects the space was created and built in three different cities before finally assembling in Nara. The multiple layers are great for delineating areas and functions throughout. The upper “ghost” layer creates a thin shielding for the upper outdoor balcony, while the wood framed pavilions provide different spaces on the interior of the home. Steel framing protects the interior and exterior areas, respectively, all coming together to form this beautiful space for the couple moving forward to their next home.
Via: Megumi Matsubara