An Architect’s Beach House Brings California Surfer Vibes to Chigasaki, Japan, Dwell, Apr. 30, 2020.
"So many Japanese people love the California lifestyle," Yusuke Makino says. "Their image is of a California surfer that lives close to the ocean in a ’60s- or ’70s-style wood-sided house, even if it’s not true. I think many surfer guys don’t have money. They only love to surf. Sometimes they live in very cheap apartment. But the Japanese image of the surfer’s home is a very nice, clean wood-facade house close to the ocean."