For Tokyo Design Week, Japanese mega retailer Muji invited celebrated designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa to envision cozy escapes from the city hustle.” – fastcodesign.com
This comptemorary Japanese house has been designed by Atelier HAKO Architects on the behalf of a family. The house caters for two generations of the family with separate residences split the homes four levels.Both residences contain a living room, kitchen and dining area, bedrooms and a bathroom. There’s even some space left over for storage and a hallway.” – Niall
Accepting that our infrastructure is fragile and that the uninterrupted supply of energy is no guarantee, this ad agency asked the hard question, can we live without a connection to the grid?
I really like projects like this because it brings the truth that diversified small scale solutions are not only more environmentally sustainable – they are more sustainable through tough times.
“Japanese agency TBWA\HAKUHODO has designed a house full of new technology which will allow homeowners to live comfortably even if they are completely off the grid.”
See video and learn more about Japanese Ad Company Designs 100% Off-Grid House – The Good Human.
Alt. Build Blog has an update on a Japanese Style Shed they reported on a while back.
One of the more popular posts in this blog has been A Japanese Style Shed, and we were recently given a tour by the current owners of the property, and got to see the many improvements they have added.
Read more at Alt. Build Blog: Update On A Japanese Style Shed.
This is a 624 square foot modern home designed by architect Toyo Ito. I wanted to share it with you because it’s so simple and unusual and contains a lot of great ideas for redefining a simple shed form.