The architects from the bureau Ihrmk have designed a private house in the city of Toyota, Japan. The residence of 99 square meters is surrounded by the tranquil landscape of rice paddies, lemon trees and magnolia. The chief architect didn’t want to create something dominating, so he strived to build a little bitty plain house for an idyll.

The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 1
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The living area connected with the terrace and garden was designed on the ground floor. Above there is the dining room, resting room and bedroom. The architects have created an interesting multi-level house, which is always filled with light and air. And this was the main customers’ wish – they dreamed of waking up with the sunrise and enjoying the fresh breeze. At the same time, they wanted their house to be really cozy for their family and also to be a place where they could have plenty of storage.

The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 2
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The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 3
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The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 4
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The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 5
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The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 6
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The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 7
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The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 8
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The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 9
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The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 10
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The family idyll in Japan from the Ihrmk studio 11
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Photos by Hiroshi Ueda

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