Following in the steps of Japan’s progressive residential architecture that emerged after World War II is Shinbohon House K, a boxy home in the suburb of Kanazawa by Tokyo-based Yuichi Yoshida & Associates.
Two stacked volumes clad in galvanized steel are set atop a concrete base, and all three blocks are slightly off-set from one another. The ground floor, which has the smallest square footage, comprises a garage, bedroom, and bathroom. Above that are two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, and a sunroom.
The top level features an open floorplan that comprises a living and dining area, kitchen, and a sunroom, while the roof holds an expansive terrace. Tying it all together is the exterior’s reflective cladding, whose grey hue makes its way into the interior space.
Closet doors, carpeting, and tiling in the bathrooms are all grey, while marble floors, and white walls make up other portions in the three-story residence. Although the interiors feel a little severe, the multiple sunrooms and generous outdoor living opportunities bring the warm inside. Have a look.