Japanese practice mA-style Architects have created Riverbank House — a minimalist single family house in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Located on a confined strip of land, sandwiched between a quiet riverbank and a residential neighborhood, the home is a response to both the contrasting surrounding environment and the site which it sits upon.
Dominant and symmetrical in form, the dwelling features two distinctly different facades, altering the overall perception of space and dimensionality. the street side facade, solid and impermeable in its massing refers to its position and immediate context, a busy and noisy environment full of car and pedestrian traffic. smooth and minimal in its expression, the surface aims to conceal any evidence of life and activity taking place within the home. on the opposite side of the structure, a complex set of shapes and openings develop a drastically different sense of space. A collection of terraces extend from each void, integrating the minimal interior rooms with the exterior environment.