Gallery: Japan’s Modernist Spread House is an Elegant, Low-Impact Home ...

Images (c) DAICI ANO and Shinkenchiku-sha
The tree in the center of the home will continually change. This allows for the inner courtyard to be more of a gallery for the home than just a space to let light in.

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  1. Jeanne Frost March 19, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    This home has all the qualities to make the perfect living space. Natural light, connecting with nature, low impact upon the forest, spaciousness and peaceful feeling. Beautiful statement. I wish you much success!

  2. Philippe Inemer November 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Ce batiment se trouve où exactement au Japon, peux t’on le visiter???

  3. CompassionIsTheSolution September 10, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I loved the simplicity and flow of this home so in tune with the forest. Very beautiful. Regarding the kitchen: Is there a refrigerator? An oven? How do you make tea?
    Personally, I’d need a soft, nestlike chair couch/resting place. How about creating a ‘nestlike’ chair made of softened cedar bark or bark from local downed trees plus soft animal hair and lichen and moss to make a cushioned, gentle place for rest.

    Where currently is the bedding and bed/mattress/sleeping mat? Most importantly, where is the bathroom…or do you ‘go outside?’ Where/how do you shower/bathe? (is there a stream/water source of some kind close by?

  4. hobo September 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    A beautiful excercise, but would it feel welcoming after a hard week? A photo of the sleeping areas would have been helpful; I think I could just barely make out a pair of beds through the glass…

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