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A bookworms design delight at Library House, Japan

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Hiroshima and Tokyo-based architectural practice Shinichi Ogawa & Associates have designed the Library House project. The minimal property can be found in Tochigi, Japan.

According to the architects: “This one-storey white house is located in a quite residential area. The symmetric elevation is composed of a white cubic volume as living/dining space, and a low volume that enclose the central cube.

“Living/dining space has a 6m high ceiling, and its northern wall is a high and large book-shelf that will be completely filled with a lot of books. The opposite wall is open to the southern court yard, and takes in various natural elements. Moreover, the top light makes it an impressive space as it allows the owners to view the sky and allows natural light to flood the apartment. At the same time, the room realises a comfortable environment, adjusting the quantity of light in accordance with the time or season by exterior awning.

“The interior design composition doesn’t have any corridor and it’s possible to access to the all rooms from the central room. The large court yard with a tree faces to living/dining, master bedroom, office, and the smaller one with a pool is for living/dining, bathroom and child room.

“The luxury Japanese property belongs to a bookworm. The owner can live in the property enjoying his quiet reading time in a rich space, feeling the change of season thanks to the closed court yards.”

Images courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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May 2, 2013 | Property | View comments

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