Capturing memories from the previous generation, ASOstyle designed tokinoie, a unique, modern house in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, as a healing home for the family that remains. The current homeowners had lost a father and his house once sat on very same property. To honor the father’s memory, the architects reused materials from the old house and incorporated them into the new house.
They wanted to insert hidden memories and history within the new home helping to keep the father’s memory alive and with the family as they go on.
The new design has a large central courtyard that comes complete with a pool. An atelier, or studio, also is connected to the home.
Traditional Japanese tatami rooms were also part of the design.
The living room is set up towards the private outdoor space, which sits beyond the mounted TV.
This bathroom will make you feel like you’re bathing outside with its sliding glass doors that open the space up.
Photos by Aquarius.