Hiroshima Mon Amour: Modern Homes by Suppose Design

Hiroshima Mon Amour: Modern Homes by Suppose Design

Ronee Saroff
Mar 12, 2010

I don't usually write about such minimalist decor, but I haven't been able to stop thinking about these meditative spaces by Japanese architects Suppose Design. Nestled amidst the urban industrialism of modern Hiroshima, there's something sublime about the way the windows, walls, and stairwells capture and bend the light.

Several of their designs organize the home around a courtyard garden, allowing the interior to be at once open to the outside world and protected from it. Skylights, glass walls, open-air baths, and flush-mounted sliding doors break down the barriers between inside and out without sacrificing privacy.

These austere settings don't contain much in the way of decoration, yet there's an unmistakable elegance in their design. And one suspects that, despite the size and simplicity of the gardens, the view is always changing.

Images: Toshiyuki Yano, Suppose Design

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