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Architecture January, 27 2013

Sliding Door House by Naoi Architecture & Design Office

Clearly inspired by Bauhaus and classic modernism, here comes another great example of Japanese minimalist architecture Located in a quiet neighboorhood in Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture, Sliding Door House was conceived by Naoi Architecture & Design Office for a couple and their two children. The architectural key-element is the eponymous sliding door, which is located at the building’s front. Opened up completely it connects the dining room with the garden, fusing indoor and outdoor space. The sunken living space provides a casual atmosphere and at them same time aditional privacy. The main living areas stretch over two stories, the bedrooms are located in the top level. A workspace is carved features an great view on the adjoining potato fields below.

 

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