You can find everything that one normally comes to expect from Japanese design here as a neutral color scheme cleverly used shoji screens organic finishes and lantern-style lighting fill the space with inviting warmth. But what truly sets this home apart is the ‘Doma’ that wraps itself around the living area creating a wonderfully unique indoor-outdoor interplay.
This allows bikes and bicycles to become a part of the interior visual even while bringing in a flood of natural light and cheerfulness. The top level contains the kitchen dining area and living space which overlook the garden below thanks to the use of large glass windows.
The kitchen and bathrooms employ black for a dash of dramatic exuberance with woodsy accents door knobs and shelves adding a pinch of warmth to an otherwise refined setting. Cleverly placed skylights throughout the residence and elegant lighting put the final touches on this tantalizing transformation that ventures away from the mundane.
A home in ecological paradise does sound like an enticing option that offers a rare window into the amazing sights and sounds of the natural world. But building a home on the edge of Niagara escarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – is not the easiest of tasks because of the many restrictions that come with such a sensitive site rich in flora and fauna.
estled in Niigata Japan is a home that does all this and a whole lot more as this family residence combines an edgy industrial vibe with refined modern aesthetics and a dash of Japanese minimalism.