The Wall Street Journal recently published an article summarizing my observations about the economics that stimulate Japan’s eccentric residential architecture. In addition to featuring my work, the correspondent – Lucy Alexander – also interviewed our clients.
The Onjuku Surf Shack certainly isn’t as unconventional as S-House, a curious see-thru split level home designed by Yuusuke Karasawa. However, both projects are used to illustrate the fact that Japanese clients have greater freedom to build their homes around their own personal tastes and aspirations. Our client expresses this quite well when she says, “I always wanted to design our own house to suit our lifestyle—a place where we could relax and enjoy life.”