Ant House by
mA-style architects

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Japanese studio mA-style architects has completed a metal-clad house with a smaller wooden house inside (+ slideshow).

Ant House by mA-style architects

The playhouse-like structure has a gabled rooftop that just skims the uppermost ceiling of the two-storey residence in Makinohara, which itself is a rectilinear box.

Ant House by mA-style architects

Located at the centre of the house, the little structure contains living rooms on both levels, while bathrooms and a closet are also slotted inside it on the ground floor.

Ant House by mA-style architects

Openings in the walls and ceiling provide windows to the rooms beyond, which include a kitchen and dining room below and bedrooms above.

Ant House by mA-style architects

Other Japanese houses we've featured include one with a climbing wall inside and another with hardly any walls.

Ant House by mA-style architects

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Ant House by mA-style architects

Here's a few extra details from the architects:


Project name: ant-house

Ant House by mA-style architects

Location: Shizuoka, Makinohara, Japan

Ant House by mA-style architects

Program: Single family house

Ant House by mA-style architects

Year: Completion: 2012

Ant House by mA-style architects

Project by: mA-style architects

Ant House by mA-style architects

Team: Atsushi Kawamoto & Mayumi Kawamoto

Ant House by mA-style architects

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  • jos

    this house-in-a-house thing seems to be hip today. i'm expecting the first house-in-a-house-in-a-house soon.

    • rosca

      sou fuijimoto? box in box in box?

  • http://dgarquitecto.blogspot.com.es/ DG Arquitecto

    A very good project, the architecture japanese always exploring new ways of living

  • Michal
  • rem

    Sou Fujimoto has done it already.

    Also, where's the section ?
    Probably the most interesting drawing to show…

  • Andi

    The poor neighbours… see first, non-slideshow, shot.

  • Justin

    uh….section?

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    Wooden box encased in metal box? Barely any windows?

    Sharpen them stakes boys! we've found us a vampire nest >:)

  • Joe

    I am sick of the plywood interiors trend. It was cool (and still kind of is) in minor usage for one or two things in a project, but when the entire interior is plywood, it just looks like the house is unfinished.

    Lazy designers cashing in on a conveniently easy-to-imitate fad if you ask me.

  • http://blog.kmpfurniture.com KMP

    Actually I love the creativity of this project. The several layers of the walls between walls along with the openings are amazing. I love the use of plywood throughout the house. It gives it a midcentury modern look. Good post!