Gallery: Camouflage House: A Greenhouse Residence


Architect Hiroshi Iguchi doesn’t believe that greenhouses are only for plants. That’s why he created the Camouflage House, and although the structure provides shelter for people, the architect incorporated an interior garden planted with trees that poke through the ceiling. The home resonates a minimalism expected of a Japanese home with an interior that offers a sleek combination of woods and paper screens that soften the aesthetic of the metal used to construct the greenhouse walls.

Giving the home a slanted glass roof, Iguchi had to be creative and resourceful with the interior in order to avoid creating leftover, unused space. The home was split into two levels. The first level is occupied by the living spaces, including the kitchen and dining area — and even a recessed seating area surrounded by a rock garden of sorts. Stairs partially hidden by a screen of vertical slates lead up to the flat and open second level providing a perfect flexible space for lounging and looking up towards the sky.

+ Fifth World

Photos by Alessio Guarino

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  1. Greenhouse Stores March 27, 2015 at 9:51 am

    A lovely space to live in. Reminds me slightly of the “earthship” concept, using solar heat to grow plants and create a warm living space in one go. You see more and more use of glass to create hybrid architectural works combining the living space and glass cladding as in greenhouses.

  2. Ianny August 10, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    A home amidst nature? How awesome. And to be able to look out and take in the surrounding at all times, too.

    I would enhance that nature setting with blown-up prints of wild birds. You might almost hear the sweet chirping as you indulge in the ambiance.

  3. Jac August 3, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I would love to live here! The heat and humidity of Singapore is jus about there!! We jus lack these huge natural green spaces…

  4. modular buildings July 31, 2009 at 9:19 am


    Shelter is about right – no one could possibly live in such a house – the heat and light would make it unbearable.

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