This multi-generational household called Flow by Apollo Architects is located on a quiet residential street near the ocean. The goal was to create a private, secure home with a garage to accommodate the two family cars. Individual rooms for each family member are located on the first floor and connected by a terrace. On the second floor, slit-shaped skylights lend a floating sensation to the living room, while glass interior walls recall the atmosphere of a luxury hotel. By pushing the front of the building out at a slant over the street, we were able to lighten the visual impact of the heavy concrete structure.

Architects: Apollo Architects
Location: Chiba prefecture, Japan
Year: 2009
Area: 1,259 square feet
Materials: Wood, concrete, glass
Photos: Masao Nishikawa

[via Designboom]