Apr 21, 2017
Today we are showcasing a beautiful and simple villa in Japan. From huge houses to tiny ones, we have published all sorts of homes here. But I have noticed that people keep asking for simple things. Houses that are beautiful, inspiring and doable. Places where we can see ourselves living and not only dreaming about. This is why today we will show another simple yet amazing home. Shinminka Villa is located in Motobu, Japan, and it was designed by ISSHOArchitects. Motobu ia a town that sits on the northern part of Okinawa Island. Open spaces, lots of wood, huge glass windows and a few interior design elements give the place a modern and cozy feel. And the interesting thing is that at the same time the villa looks rustic. I'm not sure if it is because of its simplicity or the materials choice. Take a look.
The architects used glass windows on all four sides of the building. This way the house has a lot of ventilation and openness to take advantage of the surrounding environment. It is almost like indoor and outdoor spaces are one. This is certainly another great examples that less is more. You don't need too much to have a beautiful home. Hope you like the villa as much as I did. And in case you are going to Motobu and need a place to stay you can rent this house here. Enjoy!
We found this treehouse at ArchDaily.
Photos by Koichi Torimura.