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You will certainly find many interesting articles on our website that will increase your interest in unusual architectural forms and unusual designs. If you are inspired and guided by the well-known minimalist principle “less is more” when it comes to house construction and interior design, then we have prepared something special for you today. Below we show you an excellent example of a minimalist house in Japan that was built in the form of a tent. It is located in a rural area not far from Nagaoka City. This is in the prefecture of Niigata on the main island of Japan, Honshū. This was a construction project by Takeru Shoji Architects and has a tent-shaped wooden structure. The minimalist house, also called the Hera house by its architects, is made entirely of wood and was built for a family couple and their two children.
The house is built in a minimalist style and its unique shape catches the eye from afar.
This residential residence is located on a corner of the property, which is an old family property. There are no other buildings around, so it is almost in the middle of nature. Its construction concept was also developed with this unique location in mind.
The architects designed different buildings, which were then additionally connected to each other. This is how a whole building complex was created, which includes a main house, work rooms, a farmhouse and a garage. The idea behind it is actually to promote better communication between the residents of the house. In this regard, they are uniquely encouraged to use all buildings within the entire complex. The connection between the individual buildings is also intensified.
Good example of a minimalist home partially open to the property. Large glass doors allow access to the outside.
The architects of this minimalist home in Japan took the environment into consideration when designing it. They deliberately designed the house as an "incomplete" home. that is, in this case, the family must also rely on the use of the other building structures. With this, the architects wanted to strengthen the sense of community among the residents of this piece of land. In this regard, each individual building goes beyond the family household. According to this open construction principle, the boundaries between inside and outside merge. The goal is to create new connections while still feeling free.
Interiors are minimalist in style, with light stained wood and plywood and some sleek white finishes.
A look inside this home reinforces the sense of home comfort and practicality
The special design of this house is not the only special feature. As you can also see in the pictures, on the one hand it is built in the form of a tent, on the other hand a lot of wood was used for this minimalist house. Inside, minimalism reigns supreme. The Japanese family's residence has an open space inside. Its walls are paneled with light-stained wood. Almost all of the interiors are mainly characterized by wooden surfaces, while natural light enters the house through the triangular windows. Some rooms also have wide glass doors that let in lots of light and allow connection with the outdoors. The furniture is minimalist and functional. There isn't much room decoration. If you allow yourself such, it is sparse and not noticeable. Everything is traditionally simple like most modern houses in Japan.
As always, the Japanese living room radiates calm and simplicity.
Wood beams and lots of wood finishes make the space more welcoming. The furniture and decoration are traditionally minimalist.
There are two different levels in the house, separated by a large wooden shelf.
Large triangular windows offer a view of the greenery in the Japanese Garden and other buildings belonging to the same complex.
The decor is very simple and the furniture is functional and durable.
The super-long table offers plenty of storage space and can be used for eating, studying, working and everything else
The bedroom is ultra-minimalist, with shelves and just a few mattresses on the floor.