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Contemporary ‘White Collage’ design, Japan


Sapporo-based architects and interior designers, Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates, have designed the White Collage project. Completed in 2009, the contemporary property stands on a small wedge-shaped site in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

According to the architects: “The eastern side of the site is a 20 metre wide busy road, and the southern side faces a green park with a baseball field and tennis courts. Before the property was built, scenes of the park already existed: children on the playground, old people walking their dogs, or ginkgo trees that dramatically change their expression as the seasons progress.


“It was intended so that a ‘White Collage’ could be created to form a sort of collage of the existing everyday scenes and the new scenes that are born from building this new house, and to create one unified scene.

“Since the building will continue to exist on the specific site, development of a relationship with the surrounding universal environment is important, and it is a theme that must be tackled continuously.


“In order to capture various scenes of the neighbouring park inside the house, and to create a portion of the exterior skin for the building, 0.35mm thick stainless steel sheets are placed on the interior and exterior of the house.  As time and the seasons go by, the somewhat distorted reflections of the scenery on these thin stainless steel sheets keep changing.

Adelto loves the clean, fresh and modern interior design of this contemporary home.

Images courtesy of Koji Sakai

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December 4, 2013 | Property | View comments

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