Do you want to create a cool residence with a warm nuance? Then Japanese designs is very suitable for you! The uniqueness of the concept is not only an attraction for residents of the house, but also the guests who visit.
For the reason, developers are starting to compete to adapt Japanese house models in Indonesia. Well, if you are also have a plan to build a Japanese-style house, let’s look at the design inspiration here.
Obligatory Japanese House Elements
In the Japanese architectural style, there are some elements that are unique to the country of Sakura that cannot be missed. These elements will support your success in building a typical Japanese house.
1. Principle of Wabi Sabi (侘び寂び)
Wabi sabi is a philosophy of life originating from Japan. The meaning of wabi sabi is happy and peace even in imperfection. Not only in daily life, this philosophy is also reflected in the Japanese architectural style. Typical Japanese house often seem simple, but still comfortable.
2. Engawa (え ん が わ)
As an element of the zen culture, closeness to nature is highly regarded in Japanese architectural style. Engawa is a corridor in the outside of the house that brings the residents closer to the natural surroundings. Engawa serves to connect rooms and as a transition from outside and inside the house.
3. Tatami (た た み)
Japanese interior design is softer than western design. As we know, Japanese people prefer to sit on the floor. Tatami is a type of mat that is used as a home base. By using tatami, your home will feel relieved and comfortable.
4. Genkan (げ ん か ん)
In Japanese culture, there is a clear boundary between the inside and the outside of the house. As a place to rest, the interior of the house must be kept clean for comfort. To keep the house clean, the Japanese make genkan. Genkan is a place of transition between the inside of the house and the outside of the house. This is where you take your shoes off at the front door of the house, so that the inside of the house doesn’t get dirty from the shoes.
5. Zen Garden (か れ さ ん す い)
Japanese house plans are incomplete without zen garden. Zen garden is a blend of plants and a sea of stone or kare-san-sui (んすい) sand. This kare-san-sui is carved into the shape of waves. In Japan, zen gardens are believed to calm the mind.
6. Shoji Sliding Door (しょうじ)
To give your home a distinctly Japanese image, sliding doors can be used in open spaces. In addition to giving the impression of being ‘true Japanese’, sliding doors make your home feel more spacious.
Minimalist Japanese Home Design Inspiration
After knowing the essential elements of a Japanese-style home, now look at some inspiration for your beloved residence.
1. Traditional Japanese House
Japanese-style houses have a distinctive shape that cannot leaved. Overall, traditional Japanese house designs use wood materials. In this example, it has some important traditional elements, such as the engawa corridor and the wide sloping roof. The shoji door also puts forward the principle of open space design found in the traditional home style.
2. Ancient Japanese house design
An example of this design uses an irimoya-zukuri type roof. This type combines the hip and gable roofs to give it a luxurious look. This type of roof is often found in important places such as Japanese palaces and temples. This design can be found in Japanese royal films.
3. Modern minimalist Japanese home design
You can combine the elements of Japanese architecture with modern design. This design example combines the engawa corridor with an open design so that the house does not seem crowded. Shoji sliding doors are also used to create smooth air circulation in the home.
4. Minimalist Japanese home design with an attic
This modern minimalist-style Japanese house uses an attic to see the surrounding scenery. The roof area that exceeds the ground floor area gives the roof for engawa modern style. In addition to wood, concrete materials can also be used for modern Japanese architectural styles.
5. Zen Garden design
You can apply the principles of Japanese style design with modern materials and styles. Like this example, this modern Japanese house plan still adheres to the traditional Japanese style. Typical Japanese elements such as engawa corridors, zen gardens and shoji sliding doors remain but are made in a modern style.
6. Minimalist Japanese home design made of concrete
If you want to build a Japanese house in Indonesia, concrete material is more suitable than traditional materials such as wood and bamboo because concrete is not affected by the humidity of Indonesia’s tropical climate. Wood materials can be easily weathered in tropical climates and cost a fairly high maintenance fee. This design also looks modern and unique, this house will seem expensive and luxurious.
That’s a variety of Japanese model homes that can be your reference. How was that? Isn’t it unique? To build this model house, you must consider the location and cost. Of course, a slightly unique design will cost more, right? Hope you find it useful.