The Y House by the Japanese architecture firm Fumiaso Architect & Associates is a brilliantly simple renovation of an existing 40 year old structure in Kobe, Japan. The new 62 square meter floor plan transformed the old structure, which had very little natural light, into a wide open, bright living space.
A third story loft with a small deck was added by rising one end of the roof. All the spaces were left as open as possible and they substituted transparent materials where possible to keep the natural light moving throughout.
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