Some of the most exquisite details of the Ant House is its expanse of open space and its overflow of warm wooden interiors. This single family residence in Omaezaki-city, Japan is revealed to the nearby street as a windowless cube covered in dark metal panels, but has a cozy welcoming vibe hidden inside. Designed by Shizouka-based architects’ mA-style, the warm plywood palette of the front door leads into the dining area and kitchen at the base of the home. The nearby walls contain space that opens up to a room suspended within the core of the home between the ground and the first floor. Windows and a skylight allow natural light to flood into this room and into parts of the home. A stairway goes up to the top floor where the master bedroom and children’s area is parallel with free space.
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