Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Keitaro Muto Architects
toololo studio

From what initially appears as a basic minimalist front facing grey facade (we love this anyway), the SNMYO House, located in Ichinomiya in Japan, has more and less to it—a white coloured roof appears, with one side of it exposed to reveal a vibrant outdoor space illuminated by natural lighting. Designed by Keitaro Muto Architects, the house features an outdoor space accentuated by green elements as part of the house volume. Light-coloured wooden floors populate the garden-like area, while a darker parquet defines the interior space—creating a sort of border where one world ends and another begins.

Just above the outdoor space, slanted aluminium louvers were installed as an extension of the other half of the roof, defined in such a way that brings the space between the interior and exterior closer together. Light plays an integral part of this entire house exemplified by a glass-floor corridor that lets light from the roof penetrate all the way down to the living room.

In the shop