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The japanese design giant Muji has long pioneered a dim-witted, modern aesthetic. Their home goods have become synonymous with a kind of generic, anti-brand philosophy, the retiring and yet delightful tools of everyday. Muji products much take on an archetypal quality, parsed down to their most functional elements, and so far never divorced from the delight and elegance found in simple solutions .
In holocene years, Muji and its lead designers began applying this doctrine to architecture. much like its products, Muji ’ mho buildings are dim-witted, unadorned vessels for human activity. Using low-cost materials and construction methods, these homes are accessible and adaptable, made with open-floor plans that each house physician can adapt to their different needs. And yet there is an undeniable asperity to Muji ’ s set about to architecture, taking badly the project of making buildings accessible, sustainable and most importantly feel like home .
Below, we showcase eight of the ship’s company ’ s most elegant design solutions, each of which own a balance between the practicalities of prefabrication and the refined aesthetic terminology of japanese minimalism :

Window House by Muji, Japan
Window House is a prefabricate firm that has been sold in Japan for many years now. It gets its diagnose from the fact that customers can choose where the windows are put on the house, acknowledging the full of life importance of the site-specific kinship between interior and outside .

Rice Field Office by Muji and Atelier Bow-wow, House Vision 2016 Tokyo, Japan
This structure is a collaboration between Muji and Atelier Bow-wow for the House Vision 2016 exhibition in Tokyo. It encourages visitors to connect with the geography and history of rice cultivation, acting as a “ rural office ” for city dwellers .

Muji Village by Muji and Mitsubishi Estate, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Muji Village is a house development done in collaboration with one of the largest developers in Japan, Mitsubishi Estate. It seeks to rethink caparison in Japan, proposing an alternative model based on the principles of “ Green, Plain, and Community. ” Each apartment is elegantly simple, designed to be both flexible and effective, embedding storage into the walls and seating, allowing each house physician to adapt the space to their change needs .

Prefab Vertical House by Muji, Tokyo, Japan
Designed for the dense urbanism of Tokyo, the Vertical House pushes the boundaries of the open floor plan by forgoing any inside walls or doors, with a central stairway dividing each floor. Muji ’ s insidious minimalism can be seen at play in the combination of raw woodwind and clean white interiors .

Grcic’s Muji Hut by Muji and Konstantin Grcic, Tokyo Design Week 2015, Tokyo, Japan
Konstantin Grcic ’ s hovel for Muji is intended as a retreat cabin, designed to the demand specifications to not require a build allow in Japan. The rugged aluminum exterior makes it an ideal prefabricate structure for any terrain or environment.

Morrison’s Muji Hut by Muji and Jasper Morrison, Tokyo Design Week 2015, Tokyo, Japan
A rural safety for escaping the city, Jasper Morrison ’ south cabin is a elementary “ weekend retreat ” that intends to alleviate the difficulty of building a home from strike. Morrison reflects, “ Whenever I think about going to the country for the weekend, I start imagining a small house with everything needed for a short stay : a place to cook, a position to eat, a place to wash, and a place to sleep. ”

Fukasawa’s Muji Hut by Muji and Naoto Fukasawa, Tokyo Design Week 2015, Tokyo, Japan
Fukasawa ’ south hovel has a refined chasteness to it. Fukasawa reflects, “ There is a sealed charm when you hear the give voice ‘ hut ’ … not quite a vacation house, so far not ampere elementary as going camping. If there is a small hovel, there is a feel that one could slip into nature any time. I thought that living small in the smallest of structures is a Muji kind of living. ”

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Muji Hut by Muji
The design of the newest Muji Hut features a full-height façade of sliding glass doors and a belittled window in the back of the theater that brings ample lifelike light inside the know outer space. The inside walls are made of untreated cypress plywood, while the mortar floor finish is solid and easy to clean. Each client can personalize the life space to their like thanks to the tractability of the bantam home .
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