Finding the balance between the right style, functionality and smart utilization of space is often the biggest challenge when designing a modern home. Add to this the demands placed by unusually heavy snowfall and you need a structure that can withstand the rough weather even while creating a relaxing, contemporary living environment. Nestled in Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan, GO BANG! is a home that does all this and a whole lot more as it combines an edgy industrial vibe with refined modern aesthetics and a dash of Japanese minimalism to offer a exceptionally dashing family residence.
This allows bikes and bicycles to become a part of the interior visual, even while bringing in a flood of natural light and cheerfulness. The top level contains the kitchen, dining and living space which overlook the garden below thanks to the use of large glass windows. Walls clad in Larch plywood add another layer of intrigue to this ingenious Japanese residence where different styles spaces amalgamate effortlessly! [Photography: Isamu Murai]
The core is surrounded with the mortared floor, which is traditionally called “Doma” in Japan, so that the Doma takes an important role for the circulation and extension of their activity. Filling the Doma up with a motorbike, bicycles, pieces of furniture and various charming goods, and making good use of clues of both walls penetrating inside and outside and the exterior space under the eaves around the house…