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Gorgeous Glass Shino House Soaks Up Daylight on a Mountainside in Japan

Posted By Lori Zimmer On April 19, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, KimuraMatsumoto Architects, Wakayama Japan, Shino House, Glass curtains, day light home, Flexible living space [1]

The Shino House features plentiful glass walls and skylights [2], so artificial lighting is not needed during the day. From the sink or couch, the family can enjoy views of the mountainous landscape outside through the glass curtain walls [3]. The living room and kitchen area occupy the center of the house, while the master bedroom and children’s room are sectioned off with book-case dividers.

The living areas are flexible [4] thanks to movable cloth curtains that can section off areas or provide privacy as needed. In keeping with the open flow of the interior, the house has no interior doors, other than the bathroom. Interior walls do not extend to the ceiling, giving the feeling that the house is one big room or hall. On the whole, the home harmonizes with the land while providing a flexible living environment for the growing family.

+ KimuraMatsumoto Architects [5]

Via Frame Mag [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=501278

[2] skylights: http://inhabitat.com/solar-tube/

[3] glass curtain walls: http://inhabitat.com/glass-casa-la-semilla-opens-beautifully-to-its-lush-surroundings/

[4] living areas are flexible: http://inhabitat.com/cubby-house-renovation-showcases-reclaimed-materials-flexible-spaces/

[5] + KimuraMatsumoto Architects: http://www.frameweb.com/news/shino-house-by-kimuramatsumoto-architects

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