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Angular Wooden Bihoro House in Japan Used as a Model For Ecological Housing
Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 8, 2011 @ 12:45 pm In Architecture,gallery | No Comments
Along with its raised earth floor that connects the home’s three volumes, timber on the interior and exterior gives this home its natural feel. Daylighting floods through a tall window , somtimes giving the untreated wood a golden glow. The two-storey design is supposed to accommodate new additions as the family grows, while a garden outside ensures that everyone who visits will be fed yummy home-grown vegetables . Japan’s Ministry of Environment considers the home, which sits on a verdant plot a model worth emulating, and we have to agree.
images via Fumiaki Sato
Via Designboom 
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URLs in this post:
 Hiroshi Horio Architects: http://www.kihachi-hh.jp/
 Japanese designs we've featured on Inhabitat: http://germican.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/photos-canal-city-is-an-eye-popping-japanese-mall-filled-with-hanging-gardens-and-cooling-pools-inhabitat-green-design-will-save-the-world/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/hiroshi-horio-bihoro-house-11.jpg
 Daylighting floods through a tall window: http://inhabitat.com/sundolier-robot-pumps-sunlight-indoors-for-powerful-daylighting/
 yummy home-grown vegetables: http://inhabitat.com/5-tips-on-how-to-start-a-family-vegetable-garden-this-spring/
 Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/16077/hiroshi-horio-architects-house-in-bihoro.html
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