Onjuku Beach House by Bakoko

View all 22 Photos

With the beautiful view from the coast of Japan comes the necessity to fend against nature’s temperaments. Onjuku Beach House, located in Chiba, has been designed by Bakoko to show enough resilience to face the weather. The tongue-and-groove wood framing stands strong against ocean winds, and beautiful, dark-stained timber shutters close over the windows in rougher storms. Despite the stoic exterior and bold slant of the roof, the double-height interior is tasteful and elegant. Wooden stairs and lofts create an uplifting ambience, which is illuminated by small skylights and generous glazing. A wooden screen keeps the house connected to its traditional Japanese roots, but with a modern twist in the design.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT’s Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Take me there

  • Villa Slow

    A special hotel designed to be a home away from home. Nestled into a bucolic…

  • Alila Yangshuo Hotel

    An old sugar mill becomes a modern hotel. Built in the 1960s in the striking…

More for you

  • A Modern A Frame Chalet

    Blending airy spaces with striking geometric volumes in a contemporary A frame chalet. Clad in…

  • Alila Yangshuo Hotel

    An old sugar mill becomes a modern hotel. Built in the 1960s in the striking…

  • Beyond the Blueprint: i29

    i29 is an interior architecture office based in The Netherlands whose work revolves around establishing…

  • A Stunning Stone House Renovation

    Bringing together historical and modern features in a refined design. Located in a building that…

  • Beyond the Blueprint: ArchiPlan Studio

    Italian design and architecture firm ArchiPlan Studio craft their work around careful observation, focused research,…

  • The Chapel of Silence

    Resting quietly among the leafy trees just outside the small Italian town of Botticino is…

Close Cart