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FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects has built the ultimate minimalist dream house in Shiga, Japan.

Made specifically for a photographer, the house comes complete with a studio and all-white gallery space.

The house is made from mortar and galvanized steel, with wooden accents to give the space both a clean and cozy feel. The open plan layout increases space, while also taking advantage of natural light — essential for a photographer.

Sitting opposite the neighborhood shrine, the modern exterior of the house contrasts with its ancient surroundings, giving the viewer a glimpse into Japan’s diverse architectural landscape. Browse through the images of the house above.

In other enviable architecture news, this hotel room’s sunken bed lets you sleep lavishly on the floor.

  • Photography: Norihito Yamauchi & Yoshihiro Asada / FORM Kouichi Kimura Architects
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