Modern Industrial Japanese Home Redefines Boundaries of Style and Space

Modern Industrial Japanese Home Redefines Boundaries of Style and Space

Finding the balance between the right style, functionality and smart utilization of space is often the biggest challenge when designing a modern home. Add to this the demands placed by unusually heavy snowfall, and you need a structure that can withstand the rough weather while creating a relaxing, contemporary living environment. Nestled in Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan, GO BANG! is a home that does all this and a whole lot more, as this family residence combines an edgy industrial vibe with refined modern aesthetics and a dash of Japanese minimalism.

Designed by Takeru Shoji Architects, the lower level of the house contains a fabulous Japanese-style room, a spare room that can accommodate guests, and a fabulous master bedroom, along with a master bath that exudes an air of tranquility. You can find everything that one normally comes to expect from Japanese design here, as a neutral color scheme, cleverly used shoji screens, organic finishes and lantern-style lighting fill the space with inviting warmth. But what truly sets this home apart is the ‘Doma’ that wraps itself around the living area, creating a wonderfully unique indoor-outdoor interplay.

Japanese styled room and Doma on the lower level of the house

Interior of Go Bang House in Nagaoka, Japan

Bicycles and bikes become a decorative part of interior at the Go Bang! House

Mortared floor Doma around the house

Living, dining and kitchen area on teh top level of the Japanese home

This allows bikes and bicycles to become a part of the interior visual, even while bringing in a flood of natural light and cheerfulness. The top level contains the kitchen, dining area and living space, which overlook the garden below thanks to the use of large glass windows. Walls clad in Larch plywood add another layer of intrigue to this ingenious Japanese residence where different styles and…

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