AZB, designed by Japan-based GENETO, is a minimalist house with elegant contrasts and unique grooved decor filtering throughout its interior.

Screens and sliding doors are utilized in order to disguise storage and closet space. The interior, as far as minimalist spaces go, is rather distinct in terms of limitations given by its 45m2 floor space.

The artistic panels are designed through a Japanese architectural application called Fusuma. In short, Fusuma describes the approach of embellishing sliding-door room separators with scenes of nature. The user is left with the impression that he/she is encircled by nature. The grooves were inspired by the adjacent mountains and city skylines that surround the building. The crevices subsequently become inconspicuous coat hangers and handles.

Photography by Takumi Ota

In the shop