Jillian Japka

  • Courtyard of the House
    Courtyards have long been a focus of residential architecture. From Italian courtyards designed to circulate air to the gardens of Japanese courtyards that brought nature into the home. Courtyard of the House follows this long tradition with an elegant and modern home centred around a tranquil void. Designed by Japanese studio Container Design, this home […]
    2015.11.19Jillian Japka
  • Glass Art Gallery
    Tucked on the corner of a residential street in Osaka is the Glass Art Gallery by Japanese architect Jun Murata. The space is a renovation of an existing building and includes a small exhibition space and a comfortable dwelling for working and living. The first floor houses the gallery, the second story warehouses the collection, and […]
    2015.11.12Jillian Japka
  • Abercorn Place
    Abercorn Place is an refined home renovation in London. Designed by Paolo Cossu Architects in collaboration with MB Design Studio, this stunning residence is located in a classic Victorian townhouse. The renovation modernised the home while retaining the charm and elegance of its Victorian ancestor. The home is sprinkled with unexpected material combinations and finishes, such as Carrara marble […]
    2015.11.05Jillian Japka
  • PACO
    PACO is a 3m x 3m x 3m cube with a roof that floats open. Designed by Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architects, PACO is a conceptual design aimed at modelling a new minimalist lifestyle. The structure may be tiny, but it was thoughtfully designed as a fully functional living space. The tiny home does not allow […]
    2015.10.22Jillian Japka
  • Jingyuan No. 22
    Jingyuan No. 22 is a Beijing office nestled within an old cotton warehouse. C+ Architects designed the space for 100 people employed at an internet finance firm. The office is undoubtedly modern: interactive workstations, flexible spaces, and natural light are prominent features of this design. The cotton warehouse renovation necessitated the addition of a second story. […]
    2015.10.15Jillian Japka
  • Project M
    Project M is a pavilion with an undefined function. Completed in 2014 by Toulouse based architecture studio PPA, the structure was designed to hold a variety of programs. The space can exist as a living area, yet can also host receptions, meetings, studios, or exhibitions. The pavilion is composed of three intersecting boxes with a central courtyard. […]
    2015.10.08Jillian Japka
  • Minamisenzoku House
    Minamisenzoku House is an unassuming structure on a bustling neighbourhood street in Tokyo. Designed by Kobayashi 401, this dwelling projects a no-fuss composition that is not unfamiliar in modern Japanese architecture. It features many elements that have come to be residential standards in Japan’s large cities: a small ground-floor footprint, uncomplicated materials, and a largely opaque façade to maximise privacy. The structure […]
    2015.10.01Jillian Japka
  • Montauk House
    Along the dunes facing the Atlantic Ocean sits the subdued Montauk House, designed by the legendary John Pawson. Pawson has long been recognised for his superior minimal designs, and Montauk House is no exception. Completed in 2013, the structure sits low on the horizon following the topographic line of its sandy landscape. The façade of the home […]
    2015.09.24Jillian Japka
  • Casa en la Ladera de un Castillo
    This stunning residence in Ayora, Spain was designed by the distinguished Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Named for its unique location on a hill that also holds a castle at its peak, Casa en la Ladera de un Castillo is a home like no other. The white building, made of limestone, appears to be emerging from the rocky […]
    2015.09.17Jillian Japka
  • 4.1.4 House
    4.1.4 House was designed by multidisciplinary studio AS/D. Located in Jurica, Mexico, this weekend house takes a unique approach to the traditional holiday retreat. The functions of the house are divided into four separate volumes. Three of the volumes contain bedrooms and bathrooms for different generations of a large family. The living and dining spaces are located […]
    2015.09.10Jillian Japka
  • Casa 2M
    Standing proud against the bright Portuguese sky is Casa 2M, a impeccable home designed by multidisciplinary firm Salworks. At first sight, the structure’s white façade is quite arresting, especially as it contrasts with its arid landscape. Upon closer inspection, Casa 2M is a thoughtful family dwelling located in a busy neighbourhood. Privacy is the defining concept of this […]
    2015.09.03Jillian Japka
  • Square Compositions Penthouse
    Square Compositions Penthouse is a rooftop apartment located in the center of Tel Aviv. This luxurious dwelling was designed by minimalist favourite Pitsou Kedem Architect, also located in Tel Aviv. As the name suggests, this structure was inspired the by the square, with the shape rising and recessing throughout each room. The home takes up the two top floors of the apartment […]
    2015.08.27Jillian Japka