The effect highlights the angles of the home, particularly in the spaces with vaulted ceilings. Some areas, such as hallways, incorporate standard white ceilings as a pause between spaces. Although wood paneling tends to darken a room, the wood grain in these photos actually seems to reinforce the vertical lines of the roof. The white walls (punctuated by windows that frame the landscape) seem to recede into the distance. For more information and photos from the Hayama House, click here.
Photos: Yashima Architects