Gallery: Nobuhiro Tsukada Architects’ Plantable Earth House is Built Ar...

Nobuhiro Tsukada Architects were charged will fulfilling their client's dream of a home organized around a central courtyard - but even in rural Tokyo land comes at a premium and planning restrictions can be sensitive. Due to these challenges the finished project doesn't have a ‘real’ courtyard garden - instead the architects centered the home around a 4.3-meter-tall funnel-shaped column of soil that provides thermal mass and creates space for a raised rooftop garden above.

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