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Minimal, Spacious House in Futako-Shinchi by Tato Architects

This minimal house by Japanese studio Tato Architects in Kanagawa, Japan is compromised of three storeys with split levels, often connected with aesthetic steps and step-boxes, often featuring clean white walls, with wooden and concrete floors and accents which deliver a minimalistic look, while increasing the perceived space throughout the house. Large windows and a lot of daylight allows the white walls to illuminate the whole house, creating a space that is friendly, appearing much bigger than it is.

The overall feel of the house both inside and out is industrial but at the same time welcoming; utilising the smallest details such as green vegetation in the corner of hallways to create a warm, natural feel. Japan is notorious for having small spaces for houses, which is why Japanese designers and architects are extremely creative in the way they use all available space.