I found yet another modern Japanese house; not that it’s hard to look for since every house I’ve seen come out of Japan looks modern. But the architecture of this residence is slightly different from what I’m used to.
Designed by Shizuo Yamamoto, the S-House Tomitsuka is made of wood… not the usual concrete. As a result, the interior feels welcome and modest. The purposeful lighting, both from the outside and man-made, adds to the overall ambiance of nature and relaxation.
There is a sense of fluidity throughout the house. The bedroom is opened up from two sides, and the entire floor plan can be seen from the upper level. This would definitely be a great place to live for people who meditate often. Whenever I’m at home trying to relax, I’m forced to close my eyes so that I don’t see all the ugly crap I’m surrounded with. If I was to live here, I would be in a perpetual state of meditation the moment I opened my eyes in the morning.