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Very Clever House of Stairs in Hakusan, Japan

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A very appealing and inventive interior is hidden inside this plain white box in Ishikawa, Japan by Fujiwarramuro Architects.

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The client came up with the idea of ​​arraying spaces around a very generous wide staircase in the center of the house, and the architects wring the maximum interest out of this unusual approach.

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The central stairway can be seen as a ‘room’ that leads down to the front door, and up to the kitchen, with the TV watching nook in the middle.

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The family study area is both focused and yet brilliantly spacious, despite its very economical use of space along one wall.

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Wrapping around the next wall, between their homework shelf-room and their sleeping loft above is a comfy hangout.

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Stair rungs in the comfy hangout lead up to a loft in the skylight, where the kids sleep at the top of this very unusual and appealing house.

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From the TV nook, the low slung Japanese-style dining table can be seen as the natural extension of the stairs.

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At the top of the stairs, the kitchen work bench meets two extra stairs to one side, to become the raised yet still optionally low-slung dining table.

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At night the sense of a relaxing dip on a hillside is created as light fills this well area.

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A giant skylight over the central stair lights all of the spaces that surround the central space.

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On the 3rd floor, the kitchen overlooks the homework area, across the 2nd floor TV space.

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The ground floor has the master bedroom, bath room and study.

Semi-outdoor space under the stairs provides storage for bikes.

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These central stairs bypass the master bedroom on the ground floor to the right, leading straight up through the house.

A real house of stairs, incorporating many great ideas.

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