A Home Inspired By A Folded Over Sheet of Paper

If you ever "dog-earred" a piece of paper, than you can easily imagine what the front of the F-House looks like, even before you see a picture. That's because the crisp, white facade has a striking resemblance to a piece of white paper with the corner folded over. Above the door is a slightly curved extension that almost looks like a ripped shred of paper that has curled up just a tiny bit. 

The two-story home, located in the Gion neighborhood of Kyoto, Japan, is as unique as it is eye-catching, its stark, clean exterior ready to grab the attention of anyone passing by. The design is even more notable in Japan, where origami is a traditional artform that often starts with a plain piece of paper with a single crease in it.

Designed by architect Yukio Hashimoto, the fold isn't there to remind viewers of paper-folding though, but simply to "provide buoyancy to the simple wall surface which would otherwise seem closed and weighty."

The interior of the home is designed in traditional Japanese style, featuring no visible windows along the outside, but providing a relaxing inner courtyard with a small garden to give guests a sense of serenity and exposure to nature.

The end result is a structure that is totally modern on the outside, but still holds the traditional values and styles of Japanese culture -much like Kyoto.

Via Design Taxi


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