Vida is a minimalist architecture project located in Saitama, Japan, designed by studioLOOP. The site is a high-residential area and has a neighboring house in the east and the north. The south is built with shops across narrow streets whereas rich tea gardens are spread toward the west. Since it is a densely populated area, the architects wanted to the maximize the volume from the north side. In order to cope with environmental burdens while taking in the scenery, the designers planned the living, dining, and kitchen with a large opening using Low-E glass on the second floor.

Photography by Kai Nakamura