• This Japanese home is all white with an open rooftop view. Click through for more photos of this daring home.
  • Intent on letting the
  • As if trying to overcorrect for a lack of visual stimuli, some designers choose to outfit minimally appointed homes with pieces that are pretty
  • Formerly famous for building the
  • For Swedish design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune, the key to distinctive, de rigueur interior style lies not in festooning all available surfaces in antique treasures and artfully contrasting prints, but instead in paring down literally everything in sight.
  • The home, designed by architect Manuel Aires Mateus and split above and below ground, does have its own version of massive skylight, which siphons light to the interior.
  • Suppose Design Office gave Hiroshima's House of Tousuienn translucent polycarbonate walls, bringing in lots of natural light during the day and creating a sheer, lantern-like structure at night.
  • Ripple, built in Tsukubama by local studio Kichi Architectural Design is, believe it or not, inspired by the undulating effects of disturbed water.
  • Takuro Yamamoto Architects calls the White Cave House
  • Architect Eto Kenta built this metal breadbox, known as Cave, in Japan's Ōita Prefecture. On the other side of the façade is a small garden and interiors furnished with exactly two chairs.
  • This plastered cube in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture goes by the name of House of Kubogaoka, and was created by Kichi Architectural Design.
  • Light Walls House, in Toyokawa, is similar to the House of Tousuienn in that the designers at mA-style Architects made the structure practically devoid of windows. Still, the inside is warm and light-filled, because the laminated clapboard walls reflect and diffuse sunlight.
  • Plunked in the countryside of Asahikawa, this all-white residence by Jun Igarashi Architects is made all the more minimal by its noted dearth of neighbors. Apparently, the area is known for harsh weather, which explains the sturdy structure and very few windows.
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  • Inside Kyoto's Nine Hours hotel: glistening white cryosleep chambers sleeping pods and a lobby that's starker than an operating room. The interiors are by designers Takaaki Nakamura and Fumie Shibata.
  • Okazaki's 10-foot-wide Imai House, which is quite simply far too narrow for much in the way of design personality. Still plenty of room for next-level coolness, though.
  • This all white tiny home is bright white Japanese minimalist design. Click through for more photos of Imai House.
  • This all white home has panoramic views of the surroundings. Click through for more photos of this faceted Japanese home.
  • This renovated farmhouse has ceramic tile roofing, large floor to ceiling windows and a revolving door. Click through for more photos of this beautiful home.