The Japanese style is known for its minimal simple condensed style of building and designing homes fit to narrow rectangular sites and urban insertions.They usually respond to the regular housing problems besides its difficult small sized land. In such cases a single or maximum double orientation is sought, with maximizing expansive views. Conceived by Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects, the fly out house is a modular home made out of timber and metallic structure elevated from the ground on a concrete slab.Th street on which the home resides is quite a busy one, characteristic for Japan, so the architects have decided to protect the home’s inhabitants from the hustle and bustle of traffic and pollution by retreating the module from the street alignment.
The kitchen line brings in a new wooden texture preserving the cozy warm comfortable feeling.
Such a small space requires rather a large amount of light in order to avoid it seem clustered and dark.
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