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Contemporary Machi House, Japan


Hiroshima-based architects and interior designers UID Architects & Associates have completed the Machi House project. Completed in 2011, the minimalist property can be found in Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan.

According to the architects: “The property was a city centre renovation project. The site covers five meters for lateral directions, and 18 meters longitudinal. This is a north-south site formed like Machiya.

“The contemporary Hiroshima property belongs to a couple with two children. The feature of the site is surrounded by buildings on the east and west side, and on the south road, there is a 30 meter high car park building. This shuts out the sunlight.

“Since the site has many conditions, we thought that it would be a comfortable space where you can feel basic elements such as the sunlight and wind.

“As we renewed the garden of nagaya that was built before, we make people aware of the sense of the scale that nagaya has .We thought that it will be the only point that can connect past to present.”

Images courtesy of Hiroshi Ueda


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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January 17, 2013 | Property | View comments

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