Takamatsu House

Some cars, like the Maserati GranTurismo, are considered a work of art. So rather than lock away their ride in a dingy garage, a couple in Japan wanted to display it like the masterpiece it is. Alongside the main living area, Fujiwaramuro Architects placed a glass wall to showcase the automobile for the interior. Its white paint job even adds the sleek, monochromatic aesthetic found throughout the all-white internal spaces. Located in Takamatsu, privacy and size was also the main goal. To maximize its footprint, the dwelling takes on a cubed form and for a sense of security, its geometric exterior is free of any expansive glazing. Instead, the house is wrapped in long, thin windows while overhead voids in the center and in all four corners welcome in natural light.

Photos: Katsuya. Taira StudioREM / Fujiwaramuro Architects

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