Photo credit: A.L.X. Junichi Sampei
Sure, there may not be much space in Tokyo to build sprawling mansions, but when land is used efficiently, you end up with stunning modern homes, like the one above. Designed by Japanese architectural firm A.L.X. Junichi Sampei, this minimalist angular house appears to be an Apple Store at first glance, but it’s actually a three-story structure comprised of reinforced concrete frames covered by perforated metal screens to ensure privacy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The odd-shaped angles that conjoin the walls were created to maximize the available square footage in compliance with Japanese planning laws. The futuristic exterior is met with an equally modular interior which boasts exposed concrete walls, oblique glass partitions and windows, complete with a vertiginous staircase meandering throughout the entire building. The open structure which includes the kitchen, and even the bathroom, provides air to the rather cold, muted color scheme that encompasses the home,” reports Hype Beast.