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A Japanese Home Flooded By Granular Light

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Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates designed a three-story Osaka home that prioritizes both privacy and light.

The home’s stand-out feature is undoubtedly a steel sheet that was adapted serve as blindfold screen, punctuated with numerous small and large holes that allow granular light to flood the terraces, one of which leads to a pocket garden. “At the back of the garage there is a Japanese-style room facing that small garden,” explain the architects. “This Japanese-style room is floated from the ground like a bridge, to send the wind to small garden.”

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