Asian Contemporary Home with Glass Walls in the Pacific North

World renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma partnered up with Suteki America to design an Asian contemporary home in Happy Valley, a suburb of Portland, Oregon.

This L-shaped house features glass walls and vertical cedar louvers, helping to create an indoor-outdoor connection from both both levels.

A subtle roof design and careful placement of the foundation into the sloping lot helps to create a low profile.

This screen helps to conceal the entryway, allowing inhabitants to see out while shielding views from the street.

A custom designed 10′ x 6′ solid wood pivoting door features a traditional “waving wood” pattern.

Called “engawa” in Japanese, the continuous deck plays double-duty as a step and a seat. This also helps to seamlessly connect the house with the garden.

The Great Room is an impressive space in both beauty and scale. With 14 foot high windows with minimal framing, the room is at one with the outdoors.

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