We are starting to think that rice fields are a great backdrop for contemporary Japanese houses. We now have six houses in this category. House in Wakayama designed by 31 year-old Soichi Takatsubaki is more on the traditional side but shows subtle contemporary touches here and there.

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via Soichi Takatsubaki Architect & Associates
Who: Soichi Takatsubaki
What: Single family residence
Where: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture
When: October 2008
How: Two-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 3,089 square feet (287m²)
Construction Area: 1,507 square feet (140m²)
Total Floor Area: 2,121 square feet (197m²)