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Suishouen House by Tomoaki Uno Architects

By Sophie Johnson


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This modern residence by Tomoaki Uno Architects was inspired by two very different architectural icons.

One is the Katsura Imperial Villa, a structure that was built in the mid 1600’s and has influenced the likes of Le Corbustier and Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius.

The other is the Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; a home built in the 1940’s that is still considered one of the best examples of modernist design.

Suishouen House is a 2012 project located in Nagoya, Japan.

Suishouen House by Tomoaki Uno Architects:

“This can not be explained without the Katsura Imperial Villa and Farnsworth House by Mies.

If Mies was Japanese, he might have designed such the one.

This house is for a family of five.

The first floor and the basement floor is reinforced concrete.

The second floor is steel.”

Photos courtesy of Tomoaki Uno Architects

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