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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

daylighting, ecological housing, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, Bihoro house, japan, sapporo, hiroshi horio, timber, natural materials, vegetable garden, untreated wood, Japan Ministry of Environment [1]

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 [2], 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 [3].  Japan’s Ministry of Environment considers the home, which sits on a verdant plot a model worth emulating, and we have to agree.

+ Hiroshi Horio Architects [4]

images via Fumiaki Sato

Via Designboom [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/hiroshi-horio-bihoro-house-11.jpg

[2] Daylighting floods through a tall window: http://inhabitat.com/sundolier-robot-pumps-sunlight-indoors-for-powerful-daylighting/

[3] yummy home-grown vegetables: http://inhabitat.com/5-tips-on-how-to-start-a-family-vegetable-garden-this-spring/

[4] + Hiroshi Horio Architects: http://www.kihachi-hh.jp/

[5] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/16077/hiroshi-horio-architects-house-in-bihoro.html

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