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Eastern Delights: 9 Minimalist Japanese Homes

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Modern architecture and design is all about bringing out the best with the minimal possible effort and usage of materials. Economy and beauty are the two parallel components of minimalist blueprint that most homes use today. That’s why creating a fashionable, stylish and sleek structure with a futuristic design lies both in the usage of appropriate materials and shades.

This wonderful collection of minimalist Japanese homes illustrates how creative thinking merged with revolutionary use of building techniques can give shape to soothing and spectacular abodes. Ready? Here we go …

S House

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Designed by Dutch architects from Grosfeld Van der Velde Architecten, the S House follows the box-shaped design that most modern homes seem to be adopting with ease. Located on the edge of the Asterdplas in the Hague district meadows in Breda, the simple yet elegant structure blends into the surroundings with ease.

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The extensive use of sweeping glass windows and large spacious interiors gives it a grand and minimalist look.

No House

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Located in Oyta, Japan the design of the No House is as unique as its name itself. The graceful and soothing white structure is designed like three progressive shells that are nestled inside one another, giving it a multi-layered appearance.

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Designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, the unique blueprint makes for a great natural insulation system and creates an indoor garden as well. The large windows and skylights offer plenty of natural lighting giving the No House energy saving options as well.

House by Makoto Yamaguchi Design

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This ultra-modern home in Komae, Japan takes from the principle of design that states that simplicity is beauty. Designed by architects from Makoto Yamaguchi Design, the white structure is elegant, stylish and has a flowing shape to it. On the inside the simple cube takes many forms with the use of floor-to-ceiling windows which divide it into lavish rooms and sweeping corridors. But the white motif, that is the heart of the building, is kept as a running theme throughout.

House kn

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This looks like quite a home with the way a part of the lid seems to have been blown away by a hurricane to create a lavish balcony! Designed by Kazuyasu and Mana Kochi of Kochi Architect Studio, House kn is located in Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan.

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Elegant use of simple straight lines, shades in black white and grey along with use of sleek modern interiors make this home a minimalist’s paradise!

Sagami Bay Home

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Conjured up and constructed by the world famous Foster + Partners, this modern home takes shelter in the shadow of Mount Fiji in Kawana.

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The structure integrates elements of modern minimalist architecture with ancient Japanese design to create a unique weekend home that allows plenty of ventilation and offers lots of interior space. Special sliding glass doors, sliding walls, translucent and opaque shades and modern materials make it an ideal retreat and a beautiful holiday hub.

Garden Sea House

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Talk about going hyper-minimalist and this Japanese home built by Takao Shiotsuka which takes that concept to its hilt.

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The cube-shaped structure offers a wonderful sea view, has wide floor-to-ceiling windows and seems to be a bit excessive on glass usage. And that pristine white makes it as minimalistic and elegant as a home can get You almost feel scared to set foot in this place as you might end up disturbing its sanctity!

C1 House

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C1 looks like a home that was built decades ahead of its time with the basic architectural design being a glass box surrounded by a walkway-gallery that connects different floor in the structure seamlessly.

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Designed by Curiosity + Tomoyuki Ustumi and located in Tokyo, the home defines itself with the usage of the minimal possible material, spacious interiors and elegant use of wood and glass. A built-in walkway around the house acts a staircase to different levels that serve various purposes.

Dellis Cay Villas

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Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the two villas on the private island of Dellis Cay in the Caribbean offer stylish and sleek designs for a modern beach house.

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Dubbed as Maison H and Maison S, the two villas are are somehow contrasting eachother. While Maison H is more classic and cube-styled in its structure, Maison S is more contemporary with sweeping curves. They both look amazing, isn’t it ?

Ghost

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The last home on our journey to find the most beautiful modern minimalist homes, is Ghost. Designed by Jin Otagiri – founder of DATAR, the simple home is all about a pristine white look and clear cut lines,. Doesn’t look like anything we’ve seen before, so we’re still thinking if it’s art or architecture …

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12 Comments so far to “Eastern Delights: 9 Minimalist Japanese Homes”
  1. mbreti3gut Says:

    cool, Japan is very funny place to live in…

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  5. jasmine Says:

    konnichi wa….. : D

  6. Lotta Macomb Says:

    Hi there,

    So cozy. We’re building a new house. I want it to be a japanese modern minimalist – allows plenty of ventilation. Luv it.

  7. Lotta Macomb Says:

    so cozy. I want our new house to be a japanese modern minimalis – allows plenty of ventilation. Luv it.

  8. Derek Says:

    Nice examples of minimalism. Unfortunately, most Americans do not appreciate minimalism, but if done right it can be very warm and inviting architecture. As an architect, I can also attest to how difficult it is to design and detail minimal modern buildings. You have to know what you’re doing or it can look sloppy.

    For other great examples of minimalism, check out Switzerland.

  9. siti_h_sakiya Says:

    send me more interior design photograph by my email

  10. emi Says:

    i had seen modern design for home 2 level , the second level cm from its side of the home I'd like f someone can help find this design again cos i lost it and more details pleeeeez

  11. besthomegallery Says:

    An Awesome post, I love this minimalist interior idea, I'm an Asian, so it;s very suitable home design, especially for my country home style

  12. Konstantinos Tolias Says:

    Minimalistic design is honest.

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