Perhaps taking cues from the world's most aggressively minimalist dental office, Japanese firm Takuro Yamamoto Architects has built a structure that's so unadorned and so bright, that it seems the entire thing is built from factory-fresh whiteboards. Or unbranded Nordstroms boxes. Or super expensive photo paper. The firm calls it "a series of interconnected voids," a fair enough description, though one that may not quite apply when one considers the super verdant courtyard (read: one sad, strange potted tree) or the effusively furnished interiors (marked by a dining table and a concrete slab). One enters White Cave House through an angular mouth (a "cave-like tube," if you will) that opens into the outdoor space and in turn the house's interiors, a string of rooms planked in custom furnishings that are similarly glossy and sharp-edged. Have a look, below.
In regards to the wet-looking terrace floor, the architects write:
· Takuro Yamamoto Architects: White Cave House [Design Boom]
· Is This the World's Most Assertively Minimalist Dental Office? [Curbed National]