With a chalkboard-like façade nestled between sprightly sprouts of bamboo, House S echoes Japanese simplicity. The bamboo is accompanied by old pine and zelkova trees that date back to a time when the property was a samurai residence.
Speaking of samurais, Keiji Ashizawa was the design ninja that artfully crafted the dwelling, located in Tokyo. The house is composed of open and airy levels, one stacked on top of the next, each floor complete with a garden. The design assassins elaborate, “The space was considered first in terms of the light from the outside, the flow of air, and the planning of art. Each level, having four clear seasons with different light and feelings.”
Photography: Daici Ano