Located in Kyoto, Japanese Architect Edward Suzuki Associates was design country Japanese house called Shigamo House. The house façade maskeded by a circular screen of frosted glass. Flanking this rather cold, high-tech expression are warm, natural, smoked bamboo louvers to strike a pleasant contrast between the industrialized material. The entrance approach and car parking area is lined with a paving of rusty granite, within which are planted bamboos and imbedded with accents of low-rise shrubbery and grass.
The interior plan comprised of two bedrooms and related water closets on the ground level, a family room and a Japanese room flanking a sunken patio in an L-shape in the basement along with a study, a guestroom, and related sanitary rooms, a one-room style living, dining, and kitchen boasting over a 3-meter high ceiling on the second level, and a pergola-clad moon-gazing terrace up on the rooftop with a panorama of the hills of Kyoto all around. At night, the whole house illuminates as one large “Andon,” or Japanese candle lamp, to shed warm light to the neighborhood. – Edward Suzuki Associates