Searching for a way to enjoy a constant sensory experience within their living environment, the inhabitants of this dream home in Tokyo, Japan asked Japanese architect Kazutoshi Imanaga to design a home that would suit their needs and wishes. This is how the Sense House was built – a unique home unveiling its naturally lit spaces over a surface of 3,660 square feet.
Opening the living experience to a world of the senses by employing architectural solutions, the architect created a soothing environment, where children laughing in swings by the pool can be seen and heard from the living room. The courtyard is visually interconnected with the interiors through dark-framed glass walls and sliding doors. The open floor plan downstairs incorporates the living, dining, kitchen, study space and play area. By placing furniture and a fireplace as room separators, the architect created an intimate yet spacious multipurpose space. An indoor pool – easy to open to the outside – ensures the family gets plenty of exercise.
Sleek modern architectural elements like the staircase or glass bridge crossing the double-height living area accentuate the pleasure of the visual senses, the garden offers the smell of freshly cut grass and the feel of the breeze and warm sunshine, while the water features create a natural sound background that completes the serene atmosphere.
This is what luxury is all about – creating a sensory experience, don’t you think?