Ken’ichi Otani Architects: House in Matsubara Apr 1, 2010

With all the jokes going around, it’s time for some design. It’s been a while since I posted about Architecture, mostly because I haven’t really seen a whole lot lately that makes me swoon. This project just popped up on my Reader and it’s worth the repost. Ken’ichi Otani Architects designed the House in Matsubara with a banking facade that’s carved out in order to engage the interior spaces.

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The very stark exterior is contrasted by the bright white interiors. A light-filled stairwell brings natural light to the floating risers and runs, allowing the light to wash across the minimal interior. Overall, the attention to detail, along with the color palette (or lack thereof), makes House in Matsubara a note-worthy project.

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  • Danny Haney

    Thank you, about time some good design is back up here!

  • Mike

    Good stuff!

    Their architecture section has some raw design.

    Check it out!

  • kile

    coolhunter has some great stuff!

    got any suggestions for cool architecture websites…