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Beautiful Transparent Garden House in Tokyo Can’t Leave Nature Outside

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 8, 2011 @ 9:20 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery | No Comments

garden house, kochi architects, tokyo, japanese, green-living, eco-design, sustainable design, green design, nature, daylighting, natural ventilation, footprint [1]

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 [2]. 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 [3]. Living inside doesn’t always entail leaving nature at the front door!

+ Kochi Architects [4]

Via Designboom [4]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/Kochi-Architects-Garden-House-2.jpg

[2] naturally ventilated: http://inhabitat.com/this-ginormous-orange-cube-is-an-architecture-design-showroom-in-lyon/

[3] building’s energy efficiency: http://inhabitat.com/green-lighting-101-your-guide-to-energy-efficient-light/

[4] + Kochi Architects: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/16011/kochi-architects-studio-garden-house.html

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