This minimalist house in Japan features minimalism and split levels or sub levels, designed by Japanese design Studio Swing, ‘Zeze Osaka’ is nice example of minimalist Japanese architecture and design.
The architects made sure to keep an appropriate height for each space, by considering the balance between the appropriate space for the bedrooms and an open feeling for the shared living room. Looking through the mezzanine to the ‘borrowed scenery’ of the trees lining the street from the window secures a place with an open feeling within the high-density city.
Inside, the house is decorated with light-colored plywood, concrete, metal and there’s an exposed brick backsplash in the kitchen. The color palette is restraint: white, grey, light-colored wood and some touches of black to add contrast and depth to the spaces. There isn’t much furniture not to clutter the space, and it’s all minimalist, with minimum of details, with comfy upholstery.
Photography by eiji tomita