When it comes to Japanese architecture, Tadao Ando is the master of the Modern age. With strong cultural influences, it is said that his architectural style creates a “haiku” effect in which empty space creates strong simplistic forms. The Koshino House is a beautiful example of his work. The layout features two rectangular prisms, the northern two-story volume containing a large living room, kitchchen, dining room and master suite, while the second volume features 6 smaller sized bedrooms, a bathroom and a lobby. The space drapes over and contours the natural topography of the site.