Japanese Architecture With a Playful Dimension: House in Ofuna

House in Ofuna is an unconventional Japanese home envisioned by LEVEL Architects and found in Kamakura City. Its volumetric architecture approach is extremely original and lines elements with a twist: “The cutaway corner is in a position to establish an instantaneous view onto the small hills west of the home, in addition to retaining privacy from the road below. Using natural wood material for the extruded volume itself allowed the design to include a difficult edge on the cutaway corner, making a sharp and distinct separation from the remainder of the design“, explained the architects.
All interiors encircle a terrace, home to a wonderful tree. The primary level accommodates the bedrooms, while the second one hosts a living/dining/kitchen space with a ceiling height of greater than 3.5 meters. This actual area of the home is stuffed with natural light all day long and allows the family to have interaction in a healthy, playful environment.

Imposing Oceanfront Home With Broad Views in Sagaponack, Big apple

Daniel’s Lane Residence in Sagaponack, Big apple is a majestic mansion designed and developed by Blaze Makoid Architecture.  From afar, the creative team at Makoid wanted the structure to seem simple and clean: “The two story travertine entry façade is highlighted with a single opening accentuated by a cantilevered stair landing that hovers off the floor. A cut and fold within the wall plane bends to permit for one large glass opening, from which an over scaled wood aperture containing the foremost stair landing cantilevers“. The second one level was imagined as a tumbler drawer suspended over the principle floor below.
Service spaces, in addition to the living and dining areas can be found below, while three identical children’s bedrooms run from west to east at the second level, along with a master suite with an enormous balcony. Daniel’s Lane Residence was inspired by the enduring architect Norman Jaffe’s Perlbinder House(1970) and by Tod Williams’ Tarlo House (1979).