Shift Block

Designed by Kichi Architectural Design

Located in Joso, Japan, the Shift Block is a minimalist home designed by Kichi Architectural Design. The unique layout of the home provides an interesting juxtaposition to the normal two storey home with the first floor almost sinking within the ground floor. This luxurious home is spacious yet manages to keep a warm, comfortable atmosphere throughout with exposed beams, pale flooring and white walls. The design and layout of the home are not only clever but creative with the private courtyards that funnels the wind and sunlight through the trees into the living rooms. Another example would be as you approach the home you are engulfed through a short tunnel as you enter creating a sense of welcome. 

Photography by Ippei Shinzawa

Photographer and founder of Digital Habitus and John & Douglas, a passionate advocate for minimalist design and digital marketing.