Tag Archives: japanese architecture

Embodying the philosophy Wabi Sabi

The title “The Imperfect Residence” references the designer’s inspiration for the renovation of a 1 bedroom apartment based the ancient Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi which is to find beauty in the imperfect and valuing simplicity. Translated into the language of interior design, these principles have produced a residence of understated elegance and contemporary minimalism where everything is seamlessly integrated into the building fabric and where...

a quiet life

The tranquil site is surrounded by the leafy woods, in Minamiga, near Nagano, Japan was planned to have its building lower than treetops of the woods to coexist with terrain and neighboring buildings. The owner lives a busy life as a doctor, and he requested for a quiet environment where he could get away from daily life for a moment and feel refreshed in nature. His...

customary luxury Japan

Designed by architect, Yasushi Horibe, the luxury floating hotel, Guntu is a 81.2 meter long, 38 passenger, 46 crew-member luxury ship set sail in October 2017, touring Seto Inland Sea Japan. Unlike western cruise ships, the Guntu encapsulates traditional cultural architecture in it's purest form. Guests are encouraged to kick off their shoes, as is customary in Japan and make themselves at...

The light house

The Light Walls House designed by mA-style Architects in Toyokawa City, Japan, stands in a street shaded by the neigbouring two-storey house. Therefore, the design brief was to create a space with uniformly distributed light by adjusting the way of letting daylight in, and the way of directing the light. By taking into consideration the space for the residents, the functions for living, and the...