Koshino House by Tadao Ando

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.

Amanda Jakubik

Year Born: 1987
Location: NYC // How many hours a day are you on the web? 5
Last cool project you worked on: Taste tasting
Coolest person you know personally: Moe Money
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: The Breslin
Top 3 Places: Rome, Lake Washington, My apartment
Best hotel/place you visited last year: Definitely South Beach with the homies
Next destination: Jamaica
Generation favorite: Coachella