House in Hiyoshi by Koichi Torimura

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Last updated on August 7th, 2014

The “House in Hiyoshi” by the Japanese architecture firm EANA is located in Yokohama City and was designed to be as simple and practicable as possible. The ceiling on the first floor is kept very low and houses two bedrooms, a bathroom and a storage space.

A wooden staircase leads up to the second floor which can impress with a 4-meter high ceiling and contains the living room, kitchen and social space. I love what they did with the hanging scroll which can either help make a private living room or vanish and reveal the outside scenery. The window reaches nearly from wall to wall, gives a panoramic view and transports light into the house.

And if that wouldn’t be enough, the free standing metal staircase in the living room leads up to a hidden rooftop terrace.

All images © Koichi Torimura | Via: Designboom

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