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Omizubata N House in the Forest of Karuizawa by Iida Archiship Studio

Omizubata N House in the Forest of Karuizawa by Iida Archiship Studio | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The village of Karruizawa, Nagano Prefect, is a destination commonly sought after by Tokyo dwellers looking for a peaceful getaway. It’s easy to see the zen-like qualities a rural retreat like Omizubata N House offers its owners when they escape the city and its 13 million inhabitants. The interior of the oversized cabin is finished entirely with wood adding to the natural feel of the forest surroundings.

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Mishima House by Keiji Ashizawa Design

Mishima House by Keiji Ashizawa Design | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
This design seeks to accommodate privacy while allowing for comfortable living in the dense downtown area of central Tokyo. The rooms that need maximum privacy, such the bedrooms and bathroom, are located on the first and second floors. The living room and kitchen are on the third floor, with the study area above in a loft. The rooms are situated to maximize sunlight, and high ceilings at the upper floor allow for ample natural sun light from the windows on the south side of the structure.
The handrail design at the deck and translucent windows enable maximum privacy, and teel frame system allows for large spaces, while maintaining the budget and keeping project costs down...
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