Mascara House by
mA-style architects

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Part of this wooden house in Japan by mA-style architects is lifted off the ground and curved like the hull of a boat (+ slideshow).

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Glass screens on opposite sides of the living room separate the level floor surface from the curved outer edges, creating balconies that double up as sun loungers.

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Positioned at the building's centre, the room is sandwiched between a pair of narrow two-storey wings that contain the other rooms of the two-bedroom family home.

Mascara House by mA-style architects

A kitchen and dining room are located in the east wing, where a ridged wooden ceiling arches up around the edges of the children's bedroom above.

Mascara House by mA-style architects

The master bedroom and bathroom occupy the two floors of the opposite wing, which is only just wide enough to fit a double bed inside.

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Entrances to the house are positioned on both sides of this wing and lead in through a concealed porch.

Mascara House by mA-style architects

This year mA-style architects also completed a metal-clad house with a smaller wooden house inside.

Mascara House by mA-style architects

See more Japanese houses on Dezeen, including a residence with sunken rooms and curved balconies and a house shaped like an arrow.

Mascara House by mA-style architects

See more projects in Japan »

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Photography is by Kai Nakamura.

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Here's a few project details from mA-style architects:


Project name: Mascara House
Location: Shizuoka, Hamamatsu-City, Japan

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Program: Single family house

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Site Area: 232.02 sq m

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Building Area: 82.46 sq m

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Gross Floor Area: 111.44 sq m

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Year: Completion: May 2011

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Project by: mA-style architects

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Principal Designers: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto

Mascara House by mA-style architects

Ground floor plan

Mascara House by mA-style architects

First floor plan

Mascara House by mA-style architects

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  • http://proteininfo.dk Svend Curtis

    That is an incredible building!

  • Concerned Citizen

    So, first thing in the morning the occupants go scurrying in their pajamas down a set of rickety stairs, through the open living area to the bathroom.

    And while parents entertain in the evening, the kids come tumbling down the stairs in their pajamas, through the assembly of people to the bathroom.

    Yep, another great plan from Japan.

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

    I would have placed a little pond below that curved “bridge” :)

  • hotte

    Sorry, but with so much space on the plot this ground plan is bullsh*t.

    Why would you squeeze those functions in such small and narrow spaces? Any student would get 0 points for this.

  • Ian

    Today’s concern from Concerned Citizen: pajamas.

  • http://www.cantrellcrowley.com/ Jeni Smith

    I like the architecture, as it includes everything in a very small and managed manner.