Ant House by mA-style architects

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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