Feb 27, 2018 / Architecture

Ovule is a minimalist residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects. This is a small house in a residential area in Bunkyo-ku Tokyo. The architects set large windows on the open south side and set a green screen at the south facade by making planter boxes on each floor. The ceiling at the window is mirror finished, it functions as a device that captures green from within the room. The eaves were deeply attached to each floor, the void was divided by the planters. Keeping an appropriate distance with neighbors, the architects imagined a meditation space that could exist together with the green plants and small streets.