A Small Modern Family Home in Nagoya by Atelier Tekuto

Set in a residential district of Nagoya in Japan, this small house is home to a growing family and has been designed to meet their needs for years to come. Local architecture studio, Atelier Tekuto, were responsible for undertaking the project, which was completed in late 2015.


House in Nagoya - Atelier Tekuto - Japan - Exterior - Humble Homes

Simply dubbed “House in Nagoya”, the property takes on an unusual polygon form, with one end of the home being recessed to provide a more private entrance and space for parking. During construction and finishing, a lot of the materials were sourced from local companies and manufacturers.


House in Nagoya - Atelier Tekuto - Japan - Kitchen and Dining Area - Humble Homes

The exterior walls look to be finished with a render. The roof is finished with a Sansyu tile, and other elements of the exterior (and interior furnishings) have been finished Kiso cypress. On the inside most of the walls have been finished in a bright white, like the outside.


House in Nagoya - Atelier Tekuto - Japan - Living Room - Humble Homes

The first floor contains a small entryway that leads into a cozy open plan living room, kitchen and dining area. Behind this room you’ll find a large studio space along with a walk in closet. The main bathroom is located just off of the entrance and features a washroom, followed by a separate bathroom.

House in Nagoya - Atelier Tekuto - Japan - Bedrooms - Humble Homes

The second storey contains three bedrooms – a master bedroom and two smaller rooms. There’s also two large walk-in closets, and a toilet. A small triangular terrace can also be accessed from the hallway. The terrace is partially as it forms part of the homes roof.

House in Nagoya - Atelier Tekuto - Japan - Floor Plan - Humble Homes

For more Japanese houses check out the four storey tall Double Helix House. Or, Spiral Window House in Osaka that’s set on a small plot of land on a busy street. See all Japanese houses.

Via ArchDaily
Photos: Toshihiro Sobajima

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. I like the bookcase space but how do they put all of there books or dvds or videos and collections on display without dropping things or having them or yourself drop?

  2. gorgeous! functional. love it. congratulations to all who participated in creating this perfect house.