Town House By Alphaville, Kyoto, Japan

Number 52 in our Japanese home series…

Faceted wooden panels divide the interior of this house in Kyoto, Japan, by architects ALPHAville.

The most characteristic feature of this house is the polyhedral form of the partition walls. They are not made by intuition but are based on logical concepts and perform multiple functions.

The partition walls, normally extended in the vertical and horizontal directions, have multidimensionality and loosely connect the rooms on the three floors.

They softly reflect the natural light coming from both the north and south sides and bring it to the otherwise dark interior of the building.

Because of the landscape regulations and the physical context of the neighborhood, the traditional form and composition of townhouses was inherited.

Read the original blog post here on Dezeen.