The Work of Japanese Architecture Firm SNARK

Founded in Gunma, a landlocked prefecture 3 hours outside of Tokyo, architectural firm SNARK have spent the past 9 years perfecting their stripped back, DIY-inspired aesthetic. Focusing on small-scale residential and commercial projects, the multi-faceted business also runs an event space and coffee/record shop above their offices, an online furniture store and a sister design studio in Shibuya. Favouring a minimalist approach; all exposed supports, wall-to- wall wood and polished concrete, each build offers a blank canvas for its inhabitants to make their mark upon. The real skill, however, comes in creating spaces that, even when unoccupied, remain quietly beautiful.