House in Fukawa

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August 7, 2011
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  What appears to be a simple, unassuming box on the outside turns out to offer a surprisingly roomy experience within.
    What appears to be a simple, unassuming box on the outside turns out to offer a surprisingly roomy experience within.
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  The central staircase, that climbs up to the ceiling, suggests the image of a tree trunk.
    The central staircase, that climbs up to the ceiling, suggests the image of a tree trunk.
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  Though the terraces are inside, they offer the sensibility of outdoor rooms.
    Though the terraces are inside, they offer the sensibility of outdoor rooms.
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  The unusual configuration produces new relationships between a terrace and a room, and indoor vs. outdoor space.
    The unusual configuration produces new relationships between a terrace and a room, and indoor vs. outdoor space.
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  The open spaces in the interior, such as the kitchen, are akin to shady places under a tree. The table was designed by Tanijiri to be a place where the family can eat and doubles as a ping pong table.
    The open spaces in the interior, such as the kitchen, are akin to shady places under a tree. The table was designed by Tanijiri to be a place where the family can eat and doubles as a ping pong table.
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  One step away from the central staircase, and the residents are moving in an ocean of space.
    One step away from the central staircase, and the residents are moving in an ocean of space.
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  Makoto Tanijiri managed to evoke a feeling of spaciousness in the interior without the closed exterior façade causing any interference.
    Makoto Tanijiri managed to evoke a feeling of spaciousness in the interior without the closed exterior façade causing any interference.
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  The unusual high front door deliberately disturbs the feeling for scale and distance inside the home.Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    The unusual high front door deliberately disturbs the feeling for scale and distance inside the home.

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