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Tokyo’s Grace House Is Designed for a Work From Home Lifestyle

08.05.21 | By
Tokyo’s Grace House Is Designed for a Work From Home Lifestyle
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Grace is a minimalist house located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by APOLLO Architects & Associates. The wooden structure was designed to frame its riverside views featuring expansive floor-to-ceiling glazings. Exposed rafters of the gabled roof create an airy atmosphere while allowing abundant natural light to enter the space.

narrow minimalist house exterior with glassed-in balcony

Catering to a work-from-home lifestyle, storage and functional features are built into the walls to enhance unity and continuity throughout the narrow space. As a result, daily life seamlessly coexists comfortably alongside a working environment.

In an effort to transition contradictory elements, such as work/leisure, interior/exterior, and private/public, materials and the overall aesthetic were assimilated to achieve a harmonious lifestyle within a limited space. In particular, as described by the architects, “The front balcony, a glassed-in intermediary space with deep eaves, plays an especially important role in transitioning between work and leisure.”

modern interior with built-ins, a kitchen and gabled roof

modern kitchen with center island and wood ceiling

modern kitchen with views to the living room and outdoors

modern living room with pitched ceiling and views outdoors

modern living room with lounge chair and massive window with outdoor view

outdoor balcony with chair and ottoman overlooking yard

Photos by Masao Nishikawa.

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