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An Untraditional Japanese Home that Respects Japan’s Traditions

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This may not look like a very traditional japanese home.

But it follows all of the most important principles of Japanese architectural traditions.
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Privacy is first. Osaka architects Shinichi Ogawa & Associates created a home that is completely private.

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The translucent wall just beyond the courtyard creates a private and tranquil space within.

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The next traditional Japanese architectural principle is to create symmetry and peace.

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Because all of the storage is in one wall, the entire other side of the house is open, and virtually no clutter is seen.

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A built-in custom made glass TV wall conceals all the electronic clutter associated with the modern age.

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The next principle is to embrace the outside equally with the inside of a house.

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This is created using a homogeneous, floor surface throughout, uniting the spaces both inside and out.

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The blending of indoor and outdoor means that the outdoor counter for preparing fish is just as sleek and clean as the indoor kitchen preparation area.

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Traditionally, the bathroom in a Japanese home often opens directly out onto a garden, so that the bather can enjoy the night air.

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The bath is a time for meditation and peace.

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This level of scrupulous attention to detail is also very traditional.

Modern minimalism has changed the aesthetics of the detail, but not the degree of attention.

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And although the blank and apparently unfriendly exterior may seem disrespectful of the neighborhood, this completely translucent wall actually does also allow the neighbors some privacy too, and provides a soft glowing light for the street in the evening.

Via Arch Daily

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