Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

Architecture & Interiors

We happen to think a large part of modern design and architecture is helping people create a home oasis where they can retreat, relax, feel their most comfortable and creative and recharge before having to go back out into the world. Not all architecture has to do that, but it sure is nice when it does and when it looks good doing it. Like the House in Eifukucho.

Another house in Japan this week–this time in Tokyo–we love the amazing way in which the architects have sculpted a structure to create so many amazing spaces. Courtyard spaces, inner sanctum spaces, living spaces, spaces with which one can view the beautiful surroundings from.

There’s a real respect and organization to the sense of the way spaces flow from public to private, and you really wonder if folks just sort of shed those outer protective metaphysical layers as the delve deeper into this home to get to the core of themselves. We also really like the use of that safety-glass with the criss cross wire in the glass in the shower of a bathroom. Love the tile that continues onto a staircase creating a cool visual grid. Love a lot of this. Created by upsetters architects.

What do you think about the details of this modern home? Love or hate them?

Images: Architizer
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  1. Dave | Japanese Trash

    Feb 1, 2012 at 6:20 am

    I’m pretty blown away by that first image. The heaviness of the concrete and the lighter-than-air nature of the glass box room create tiny explosions in my brain…

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Feb 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Yes! I know completely! Isn’t it just so amazing? It really is such a perfect balance of contrasting elements and views to create these pockets of architecture that both amaze and completely relax.

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