PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationTokyo, Japan
CompanySasaki Architecture+YTRO Design Institute+Modelia Co.,LTD
Lead ArchitectRyuichi Sasaki+Rieko Okumura+Hidetaka Gonai
Design TeamGen Sakaguchi, Anna Kwapien, Yuriko Ogura
ClientNobumitsu Ohashi/Shukou Kensetsu Co.,LTD.

Modelia Brut KAGURAZAKA sits amidst old temples and modern houses. Narrow alleys branch from the main street.The approach is paved with traditional roof tiles and the window openings are lined with wood patterned concrete, each shifted to provide privacy, light, air and views. There is tranquil wash of light at night. Walls are either plain white or exposed concrete. There are chic walnut accents and kitchens featuring stainless steel. The interiors stimulate the residents’ imagination. By using this minimalistic design we suggest wealth without possessions. Minimalism as a way of living.