This house in Sapporo, Japan, is a perfect example of the strength of a basic palette of materials and tones. The wooden elements used in surfaces, elements and furniture works perfectly with the dark concrete floor of the connecting areas of the house. At the same time, it underlines the lightness of the metal stairs, the great protagonist of the space. I find the element to be used in an expected way, especially if we consider the very minimal Japanese interiors we are used to see on magazines and webs. Though much more essential, doesn't it recall Piranesi somehow?
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Jun Igarashi Architects Via Plataforma Arquitectura