Ghost House / Datar Architecture

© Takeshi Yamagishi

Completed in 2006, the Ghost House designed by Japanese studio Datar Architecture has been described as “the most minimalist house in Japan.” We could also quickly agree it is one of the most minimalist houses in the world.

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Ghost House / Datar Architecture

© Takeshi Yamagishi

Ghost House / Datar Architecture

© Takeshi Yamagishi

Ghost House / Datar Architecture

© Takeshi Yamagishi

Ghost House / Datar Architecture

© Takeshi Yamagishi

Ghost House / Datar Architecture

© Takeshi Yamagishi

Text by the Architects

Tokyo based DATAR Architecture designed The Ghost House in Suginami (Tokyo) in 2006. DATAR Architects adopted the archetypal primitive hut-like house.

The house is reminiscent of a blank canvas. It’s all white, except for the floors. All the other architecture elements are White—White in the outside and white in the inside.

Unlike the image of a child’s simple drawing, however, they chose to exaggerate the building’s ghostly silhouette, presenting a mute character. By contrast, internal spaces express an eccentric character in response to client requirements. Scaleless from the outside, accommodation is on three levels, with intricate ramps and steps.

About Datar Architecture

Datar Architecture is a design and construction office of architecture, interior, furniture, and toys led by Jin Otagiri.

Cite this article: "Ghost House / Datar Architecture" in ArchEyes, March 6, 2016, https://archeyes.com/ghost-house-datar-architecture/.