A fascinating two-story luxury residence is the subject of today’s post. Designed by Tokyo-based Edward Suzuki Architecture studio, the house named F Residence thrones in the city of Kamakura, in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture. Built in a region where residential and commercial spaces meet, this dream home displays a closed architecture, that relies on an inner courtyard to draw most of the natural light that caresses the interiors. Based on a concept that maximizes the utilization of the plot – seeing that neighboring houses are so close – the F Residence was designed to look inwards, rather than outwards.
The concept of a museum-like home came from the client’s brief – he needed modern spaces to display the beloved art collection gathered along the years. This was the main concept that, alongside the need for a bright set of interiors, needed to have one more defining feature – that of an indoor/outdoor connection. Architect decided to give the rectangular facade a rounded patio in the middle, 15 meter in diameter. This way, the 776 square meter property had most of the rooms open up and gather views of the central patio, creating a strong connection to the outdoors.