- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Pixelated Mesh-Wrapped Garden Spruces Up an Urban Home in Japan

Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 27, 2011 @ 8:43 am In Architecture | No Comments

Koseki, Koseki Architect, Oh, Osaka, Japan, mesh, pixelated, home garden, urban garden, daylighting, natural ventilation, small footprint, green design, sustainable design, eco-design [1]

The designers placed the small garden adjacent to the Oh family’s small, naturally-finished home, where window slices permit a soft infusion of daylight [2] and ensure constant views of the new garden. Sliding glass doors further ensconce the connection between the built and natural environment and send a breeze circulating throughout the house.

When living in a city lacking abundance of all things green, a simple intervention like this beautiful garden really can create the happiness that often comes with being close to nature.

+ Koseki Architecture Office [3]

All images © Toshihide Kajiwara

Via Designboom [4]

Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/pixelated-mesh-wrapped-garden-spruces-up-an-urban-home-in-japan/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/10/Oh-Residence-Koseki-Architects-1.jpg

[2] daylight: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylighting

[3] + Koseki Architecture Office: http://www.koseki-aa.jp/cn13/pgOH.html

[4] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/17244/koseki-architect-office-oh-residence.html

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.