FLAT HOUSE LIFE 1+2 by arata-coolhand

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The “FLAT HOUSE LIFE” series pioneered the movement of old house lovers who regards Showa’s used houses as “antiques to live in” and “vintage houses”.

Nowadays, overbuilding of built-for-sale houses and redevelopment of building type are active.
Combined with the reaction, the old one-story house = FLAT HOUSE is getting more and more attention.

Old fittings such as wooden frame windows, tiled bathtubs, brass doorknobs and milk glass lighting remain everywhere, and FLAT HOUSE is a new house with a front door approach, a garden, and a laid-back atmosphere of the previous era with a private garage. It has begun to gain support from a wide range of age groups because it has a charm not found in high-rise apartments.

In this book, which fully conveys the charm of such an old one-story house, many artists and musicians lived in the high-growth period, which was a longing for the common people, “Cultural House” and after the retirement of US soldiers. House>,
It is full of various types of FLAT HOUSE built after the war, such as prefabricated one-story houses when the house maker was still enthusiastic as a grand designer, and custom-designed properties by famous overseas architects.

Release Date:
March, 2017

Author profile

arata coolhand

Illustrator / writer
Born in Tokyo. Aquarius. Graduated from Wako University, Kuwasawa Design School.

Including illustration, logotype, production of illustration map, planning and design of clothes. In 2009, he published his first book, “FLAT HOUSE LIFE,” and the following year, he published a more enthusiastic “FLAT HOUSE style,” one by one, and made it into a series. Also, in 2014, “HOME SHOP style”, which introduces people who live at home as a store, was also released.

Currently, he rents FLAT HOUSE in Tokyo and Kyushu, and works at two bases.

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Weight 1001 g

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