June 12, 2024
The DOMA House Modernizes a Traditional Japanese Element

KiKi ARCHi and TAKiBI joined forces to design and style the DOMA Home in Kamakura, Japan. The house provides a contemporary spin on the “doma,” a common Japanese architectural layout factor which refers to the transitional house at the entrance of a Japanese residence that joins the outdoors with the inside on various degrees. In contemporary situations, the “doma” has advanced to develop into an entry porch, which the architects expanded on and extended the thought for the DOMA House.

exterior of modern gray house in Japan

All through the pandemic, the property owner made the selection to leave the city behind and go his household to Kamakura, just an hour outside of Tokyo, to let his kids be young children. The residence is situated concerning two streets with the sea nearby. When arranging, the architects have been motivated to style and design an “interacting house” that would allow the residence to hook up with the streets neighborhood, and mother nature. The aspect of the residence that faces the sea opens up for the breezes and can stay open for a feeling of steady stream.

exterior of modern gray house in Japan

The exterior is clad in grey cement boards which have a stone-like, textured end, while the inside attributes white partitions and wood flooring and design and style factors.

exterior of modern gray house in Japan with row of red blooming plants in front

Passageway alongside modern Japanese house

Passageway alongside modern Japanese house with children playing

Designed for a modern-day loved ones, the initial ground operates as an open up area for functions, with the courtyard, dwelling room, eating space, and kitchen area. In addition to remaining open for the ocean air, it permits the small children to occur and go as they engage in. A partially protected passageway connects the two streets and delivers an outside space for the young ones to interact with other community kids.

exterior corner of modern Japanese house with square opening to interior

A corner of the dwelling area opens up with sliding glass doorways building the interior sense more substantial.

interior of modern Japanese home with pathway to back kitchen

interior of modern Japanese home looking through doorway to living room with white open stairs

The home’s key framework was developed in just two days with experienced craftsman employing both a concrete basis and a classic Japanese wooden structure where all the products were numbered to make issues go quicker.

interior of modern Japanese home looking through doorway to living room with white open stairs

interior of modern Japanese house with double height living room and white open stairs

interior of modern Japanese house with views through kitchen to living area

interior of modern Japanese home with double height living room with staircase

In the home’s center, the ceiling gets to be double height with an open staircase that connects to open slat walkways on the 2nd ground. The void allows much more normal gentle and ventilation throughout the interior.

interior of modern Japanese home with double height living room with staircase

The living place, which is a stage down from the rest of the floor, is covered with a light-weight cork flooring.

interior of modern Japanese home with double height living room with staircase

interior of modern Japanese home with double height living room with staircase

interior of modern Japanese home with double height living room with staircase

second floor of modern japanese home interior with bridge walkways

second floor of modern japanese home interior with bridge walkways

second floor of modern japanese home interior with bridge walkways

exterior of modern Japanese home at dusk

exterior of modern Japanese home at dusk

side by side of two Japanese architects Yoshihiko Seki and Saika Akiyoshi

KiKi ARCHi founders Yoshihiko Seki and Saika Akiyoshi

Photos by Koji Fujii.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design and style Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can ordinarily be discovered exploring for vintage wares, accomplishing New York Periods crossword puzzles in pen, or transforming playlists on Spotify.