Wood House – A Prefab Showcase Home by Muji

This bright home is set in Okazaki, Japan. The house has been designed by the Japanese company Muji and is a prototype for future builds.


Titled “Wood House”, the property focuses on providing a comfortable interior with respect to lighting, ventilation and temperature.



The Wood House has been built as a model for potential future owners. It allows them to more fully experience what living in the home would be like. The unit is part of a much larger project that’s set on a 88,264 square foot (8,200 square meters) site, and populated with 135 dwellings that are a mix of private residences and social housing.



The model home was prefabricated and completed on-site. The interior is furnished throughout with Muji’s products, which are generally minimalist in form, leading to a relatively pared-down home. That’s not to say that the design of the building itself isn’t of interest.


The house revolves around a two-storey atrium that’s surrounded from floor to ceiling – on both levels – with windows and patio doors. The first floor is split up between the kitchen, dining room and living room. The kitchen is kitted out with stainless steel fixture and appliances.


The other rooms on the first floor (the dining and living room) are finished with various tones of wood and soft furnishings. A staircase, set between the dining and living room, leads up to a bright landing. The landing is big enough to accommodate a study/office flanked with storage units.


Other rooms in the home include a generous bedroom, complete with a walk-in closet that’s set behind a series of sliding translucent doors.

For more Japanese homes check out this house from Tokyo that’s surrounded by medium and high-rise buildings. Or, Gap House, a home by Store Muu that features open levels throughout. See all Japanese houses.

Via DesignBoom
Photos: Muji

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. Hate acrylic, or glass for that matter, panels on stair banisters. Get so “dirty” so very quickly. Worse than window panes in a house because people, especially those of the short generations, have such icky sticky fingers.

  2. How much?? Build on site cost?? Love it. Would love to purchase today with more info on cost and on site building options. Thanks!