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White Colony by Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

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Sapporo-based architects and interior designers, Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates, have designed the White Colony project. Completed in 2011, the residential property is located in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan.

According to the designers: “The site is located in a quiet residential area, which is off a highway along a medium size road. In addition to houses, wooden rented apartments, offices and shops are mixed in somewhat sparsely among the neighbourhood.

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“This building has a rather large volume for a house, and is also larger than the neighbouring buildings. Therefore, we intended to fit the building into the surrounding context.

“Many windows and projections are made on the exterior walls. The sizes of these were decided based on the window sizes that were found from a survey of the surrounding buildings.

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“We intended to camouflage the large volume with small windows and projections, and fit it into the scale of the surrounding environment.”

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This Japanese property boasts minimalistic interior design and lots of open plan spaces.

Images courtesy of  Koji Sakai

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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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December 11, 2013 | Property | View comments

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