Lidija Grozdanic

Hidden Grass Cave House Offers the Perfect Sanctuary for an Urban Recluse in Japan

by , 05/21/14



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The house is situated on a V-shaped site that forced the architects to think outside the box and come up with a space which would maximize the narrow plot’s potential. One of the building’s floating green-roofs slopes down toward the street, while the other one directs the line of sight to trees in the adjacent park.

Related: Takeshi Hosaka’s Gorgeous Daylight House Soaks Up the Sun in Yokohama

The ground floor houses a bathroom and sleeping area, utilizing spaces that suffer from a shortage of natural lighting. Upper open-plan spaces are reserved for the kitchen, dining area and living room. The entire interior is clad in dark timber and a stair connects the two floors and leads up to the roof. Although located on a small piece of land, the building has a terrace and a garden.

+ Makiko Tsukada Architects

Via Dezeen

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