Nov 01, 2017 / Architecture
Shift Block by Kichi Architectural Design

Shift Block is a minimal residence located in Joso, Japan, designed by Kichi Architectural Design. The second floor part of this house is placed obliquely on the first floor part. The blank space made there gives luxury to space. The stairs climbing the space obliquely give excitement to the inhabitants. When approaching the entrance to a tunnel, one will feel like being inhaled. Looking at the exposed beams and pillars inside, one can understand that the structure of this building is wooden. A privacy-protected courtyard carries wind and sunlight through trees to Japanese rooms and living rooms.

Photography by Ippei Shinzawa