Hidehiro Fukuda Architects have developed a duplex house, a house with two dwelling units adjoining with one corridor. The house in Hakodate, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan has two floors which one of them functions as a studio and another building connected with one long corridor function as bedroom. Its design is pervasive with Japanese taste, highlighting the philosophy of life that is held tightly. The first building consists of a studio where you spend time working on your assignment. The irregular arrangement of little rectangular window gives lights to the room, making it more convenient. ‘Paper crane’ as design concept carries a wish for happy life and long life and is realized in warm situation throughout the house. The bright furniture and the transparent window seem opening up the space as if the residents were outside eventhough they only spend time in house. If you prefer living in such quiet residential area, this duplex house could be your primary choice. Project area: 152.28sqm, see floor plan and section for more detail.