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A Private and Grand Live-Work Home in Tochigi for a Reader

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Shinichi Ogawa & Associates have designed a serenely private home with a high-ceilinged central living room based on a courtyard, in Tochigi, Japan.

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Semi-opaque glass diffuses light into a courtyard that brings light to the tall central living room.

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The taller central white cube houses a spacious double-height living room, while normal height is reserved for surrounding courtyards and remaining rooms.

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The double-height ceilings in this great room at the centre of the house makes a grand space for entertaining.

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The slice shows the internal plan of the smaller rooms encircling a central cube.

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It’s possible to access to all of the rooms encircling the central living room.

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Very low-profile doors exiting the main room to the kitchen and office contrast with the clearly announced entrance alcove.

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The master bedroom suite can be accessed through the courtyard, or through a similarly understated door from the living room.

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Courtyards at both sides bring daylight into each room, despite the apparently windowless exterior.

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Opening off a second smaller courtyard at the back of the house, the bathroom enjoys a blissfully open space.

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Full-sized floor-to-ceiling glazed doors that can be fully opened to the outdoor courtyard are only half this room’s extraordinary height.

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A very intriguing design – for a client who loves to read, and desired a compact yet grand live-work space in downtown Tochigi – that was totally private.

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A Desert Prefab Demo from Nottoscale

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An artist’s retreat in the desert offers an opportunity for Nottoscale to demonstrate its prefab housing.

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Because the site was so isolated, the only way to put a house here was to ship it completely built as a prefab.

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Far from roads or hardware stores, the construction served as a prototype for the company.

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The isolated prefabricated dwelling is used as an simple retreat for an artist and includes a guest bedroom.

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Despite the compact floor plan, each of the bedrooms offer small computer workspaces.

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The concrete-framed wooden deck almost doubles the living space and includes a built-in hot tub.

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Sunlight floods the cheerful space with its chic and comfortable furnishing.

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An IKEA-like uncluttered design sensibility in the furniture choices and color palette makes a simple and joyful.

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Two identical bathrooms are clad in tiny green tiles.

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The retreat offers a restful vacation spot set in expansive desert views that stretch to the horizon.

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Tiny Casa Kolonihagen Pops Out a Bedroom

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What you see is what you get in this teeny house  by Tommie Wilhelmsen.

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The compact cabin is in Stavanger, Norway.

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A glance through the big window as you approach reveals the main space is a living room.

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Popped out next to the big window is a high-up sleeping alcove, accessed via a small stepladder.

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Once up there, the space is just right, reduced to the basic need for sleep.

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An intriguing gap in the darkest shadows offers a view through to other neighbouring houses.

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As you enter through this central gap, you turn left into the space.

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Cosy conversational seating in the living room is built into another alcove but is low to the ground.

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The space of the sleeping alcove appears to expand the small living room, even as it is separate.

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By contrast with the pristine white interior, the exterior is richly stained panelling and plywood.

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At the far end of the cabin is a bench-style “kitchen” of sorts.

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This rudimentary workspace is intended just to wash glasses and to prepare fruit from the garden.

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The cabin in the garden provides a place to host friends.

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The garden cabin is designed to accommodate a guest – but also to serve as a base where friends can gather.