House Tour: A sleek, minimalist Japanese house with white and wood tones

While simplicity reigns in this minimalist home, a complex configuration of spaces ensures it’s bright and airy inside out.

Featuring straight lines, boxy forms and subtle textures, this minimalist house seems to be one of the few outstanding homes within a busy neighbourhood. But there’s more to it than meets the eye when it comes to the dwelling’s design and construction.

Nestled within the dense residential enclave of Neyagawa-shi in Osaka, Japan, the house was originally the client’s childhood home. In order for him to continue living there with his wife and two children, a revamp was called for as the existing structure was cramped and light-deprived.