garden house, kochi architects, tokyo, japanese, green-living, eco-design, sustainable design, green design, nature, daylighting, natural ventilation, footprint

It might seem like glass walls might steam the home’s inhabitants, but a nifty circulation box placed between the two cubes ensures that this beautiful “garden house” is nice and naturally ventilated. Daylighting isn’t a problem either, although nifty blinds help to diffuse the harsher rays without disrupting the exterior/interior continuity. In addition to all that, insulating glass and wood wool improve the building’s energy efficiency. Living inside doesn’t always entail leaving nature at the front door!

+ Kochi Architects

Via Designboom