Taking an inside-out approach to this modern house design, Japanese Kiyonobu Nakagame Architects displayed this architectural artwork on a hilltop, among cliffs and pristine views in every direction, with the Hirose River rushing by below. Overlooking the city of Sendai, Japan, this unique house is a step up from your typical designs – literally. Its silhouette boasts a series of “steps,” create separate volumes of space and ascending to the main living area, housed at the far end of the home and lifted up off the ground, at height of fashion and function. The home’s minimalist interiors focus on the awe-inspiring views, neatly framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. Simple but high-impact details add a sophistication to the otherwise uncomplicated, modern space – slim slats cut into the walls to cast slivers of sunlight on the white walls; cool stone and warm wood floors; and of course, plenty of steps. Kiyonobu Nakagame Architects.