Geneto raises skinny house in Japan above pentagonal garage hole

Japanese architects Geneto has hollowed out a geometric void in the base of a four-metre-wide house in Osaka that doubles as a garage and communal space. YMT House, designed by Kyoto-based architecture and design studio Geneto, is raised above the ground to create free space beneath. The skinny house is on a narrow site surrounded […]

House in Hokusetsu by Tato Architects is designed as a labyrinth

A geometric pattern of square-shaped rooms connected by rhombus-shaped circulation areas forms House in Hokusetsu, Osaka, by Japanese firm Tato Architects. Tato Archiects, led by architect Yo Shimada, designed the house for a family who wanted an interesting and dynamic home that makes it easier to spend time together. Rather than sticking to a regular orthogonal […]

House in Toyonaka embeds windows in gaps between monolithic grey boxes

Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects designed House in Toyonaka, Osaka, as a series of offset boxes with gaps between them that allow light and air to enter the house, while maintaining the occupants’ privacy. FujiwaraMuro Architects, founded by architects Shintaro Fujiwara and Yoshio Muro in 2002,  created the Japanese house as a direct response to its urbanised site […]

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