Not only outwardly but also conceptually this single family house by the Tokyo based practice Shinichi Ogawa & Associates lives up to its name. The construction of the ‘Minimalist House’ is based on a strict grid of 3 m-modules. The space composition is characterized by the division of the house into two areas, the living room, dining room, and bedroom as one part and kitchen, powder room, and study room in a succession as the other part. These areas are devided by a void of 3m x 18m which is the court for the house.
“With regards of the natural light of Okinawa’s climate, the internal space connecting with the outside is designed with eaves in order to control the amount of direct sunlight coming inside the house.
The exterior wall is designed to facilitate maintenance by applying photocatalyst paint.
The functional counter unit incorporating the kitchen, powder room, and study room is made of integrally a solid surface “DuPont Corian”. Consequently, this house is creating a habitation space that invites to a minimal and a flexible and various lifestyle.”