Japanese Bomb Shelter Styled Home Holds Historical Significance

Japanese Bomb Shelter Styled Home Holds Historical Significance

23 November, 2013  |  Exterior, House Interior

It goes without saying that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had a huge significance on Japan and the world over. Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2 Design were commissioned to build and design a home near one of the famed bomb sights in order to provide shelter for a Japanese couple. Some areas of the house are totally utilitarian while others feature more creative designs. A winding, circular staircase takes visitors up and down each floor. An all hardwood kitchen holds all the charm that you would expect to find in a Midwest home. A downstairs hall closet features several racks for designer sneakers as well as adequate space for two bicycles. One bathroom barely has enough room for a single toilet, while the other features generous views, a deep soaking tub and more hardwood floors.

house on the hill

unusual house

contemporary house of bricks

the façade and roof brickwork

house overlooking the city

main entrance to the house

view of the living room from the street

house with mountain views

house on the hill afar

interior hallway

living room with panoramic views

dining room and kitchen with wooden furniture

finish kitchen and dining room tree

interior of a small kitchen with dining area


wooden spiral staircase with white walls

white walls in the interior

bathroom with large windows and access to the terrace

modern toilet


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