House In Komae -, 03/17/2008

Yesterday I visited Makoto Yamaguchi, a talented young Tokyo designer, who spoke with me about his recently completed House in Komae, as well as several upcoming projects.

The young couple who commissioned The House in Komae wanted their home to resemble milk—yes, that’s right, milk. To accommodate this odd request, Makoto created a white, gently sloping structure that appears fluid in its form. Yet this strong concept does not make the house uninteresting: Makoto’s use of mirrors and polished stainless steel make it difficult to determine depth, space, and direction within—a sense of disorientation exaggerated by changes in light, which floods in from the interior courtyard and windows.

House in KomaeHouse in Komae Photo by Daici Ano