Traditionally, houses are built on a rather uniform piece of land but this abode known as the K2 house designed by tokyo-based studio AAE had something different to work with. The geometrical plot of land was situated along the edge of a residential neighbourhood dense with wooden houses that looks rather awkward.
However, the designers managed to make it work by organising the house into three triangular volumes that surround one rectangular volume and created a home that is modern but beautifully cradled in greenery. Although the shape of the house is rather unique, it is surprisingly spacious and airy.
Inside the house, there is plenty of greenery especially in the open air terrace wedged in the middle and allows you a hint of the outside world. You will be protected from the elements too, as it is half covered with a sloping roof. A long wooden bench and a sturdy metal chair provide you with a comfortable place to sit and relax while an organically formed table serves as a resting place for some snacks and beverages when you feel like hanging out in the garden.
The designers decided to dress up the house in a rather simple but beautiful decor as everything is mainly white with natural elements to make the home look more warm and welcoming. Big glass windows and skylights are used as well so that lots of natural light can filter through. At the kitchen and dining area, wooden slats below the skylight make interesting patterns.
A circular staircase leads to the first floor, where the bedroom is situated. In here, the theme for the room is similar to the rest of the house with wood and white playing a huge part in the decor. The walls are covered with plain wood that goes up to the ceiling itself and there is also a little table in the middle of the bedroom that faces the view outside so you can sit there and enjoy yourself.
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