Mushroom House by SPACESPACE
This family home in Osaka, Japan, was built by Takanori Kagawa and Junko Kishigami of SPACESPACE for a working couple whose shared time was limited by their busy schedules: often, the only time they shared was breakfast or the occasional day off. With a pentagonal footprint, the house was bifurcated onto an axis in line with the surrounding city blocks and an axis existing in harmony with the eastern sunrise. A relatively large kitchen emphasizes the joy the couple finds in cooking; an ample herb garden in the courtyard only assists this shared passion. To cap off the pleasant residential bliss, the house was plastered with india ink as not to detract from the foot of the humble mountain range at which the house rests. See more views of the house below, or browse our book Bohemian Residence for a selection of made-to-measure homes with vibrant personalities in urban environments.