20+ Minimalist Japanese House You’ll Want to Copy

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A typical Japanese-style house usually features a calming atmosphere which is related to Zen philosophy. The minimalist Japanese house is designed so that the residents learn to appreciate the simplicity and to connect with nature. This house called the “House in Hamamatsu” is created by a Japanese architect. Take a look and you’ll see how minimalism is done right.

Comfortable and Open to Nature
As you enter the house area, you’ll be greeted by the neat grass garden with a concrete walkway. One of the characteristics of Japanese house you’ll see next is the sliding door. The yellow lights on the terrace give a warmth feeling, and the dominance of wood accent can be seen even before you enter the house. And as for the Japanese customs, you are expected to take off your shoes in the genkan area (lower floor of the entrance).

Warm Brown and White
The color pallet of a Japanese house is usually warm and is inspired by the color of nature. As seen in this living room, the white long chair is perfect for relaxing all day, while the moss green couch is comfortable for watching TV. The wooden TV table has the matching color with the ceiling that includes glowing white lights. There’s also a book shelves, so this place functions as a reading area as well.

Tatami: Japanese Traditional Flooring
Tatami is very important for Japanese people. The number of tatami is still used as a standard size to measure the space of a house. This multifunctional tatami-floored room can be used to dine, drink tea, sleep, or just relax.

Simple Play Room
This room is suitable for playing while looking at the refreshing garden, feeling the cool air and the warmth of the sun. Very simple but still catchy.

Open to the Sky
The middle area of this house is designed without roof. It allows better air circulation and sunlight, makes this house even more comfortable. This grey tiled area can be a great place to gather with your family or friends and have BBQ.

Cool Garage
This cool garage is used for storing motorbike, car, and your other stuffs. The ceiling is made of wood, very beautiful with a cool brown color that is pleasing to the eye. The grey floor, which is left as it is, adds to the natural impression of this room.

Natural Wood Wall
The back of the house is dominated by natural wood walls. Using a greyish-brown color, the wooden walls show off the texture of an actual tree. So pretty!

The House Facade
Thedominance of grey color is really seen on the façade of the house. There are only a stretch of stone floor and several trees as decoration. The front area might look ordinary, but after peeking into the house, you couldn’t wait to imitate this Japanese-style house, right?