On paper, the design concept behind Kyoto's Hazukashi House seems imminently mockable: a contemporary home whose "theme" is, uh, house shapes. The doorways are gabled, the built in shelves are gabled, the loft openings are gabled—like shooting fish in a barrel, right? Well, no, because it's actually all rather pretty. In the context of the easy, clean appeal the team at ALTS Design Office crafted, one centered on a communal dining space and wrapped in smooth timber and frosted glass, the place is actually, well, pretty cool-looking. A few more peeks, below.