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Simple Japanese Kofunaki House has Small Trees and Shrubs Growing Inside!

Posted By Ana Lisa On June 19, 2012 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Botanical,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Green Home decor | No Comments

Architecture, Daylighting, Botanical, Green Home decor, ALTS Design Office, Shiga, Kofunaki House, Wooden Boat House

ALTS Design Office [1]‘s naturally lit Kofunaki House has two levels. The furniture, stairs and some of the home’s floors are entirely made from light wood. On the ground level, some parts of the concrete floor are cut away to provide space for small trees [2] and shrubs to bloom from the gravel [3] covered earth.

The wide-open spaces let air and natural light [4] flow freely through different areas, while translucent [5] curtains make the space flexible. During the night, not much light is needed – just a few small accent lamps that focus on the plants. A minimalist home for a simple, happy lifestyle, the Kofunaki House welcomes nature and sunlight indoors.

+ ALTS Design Office [1]

Via ArchDaily [6]

Photo © ALTS Design Office

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URLs in this post:

[1] ALTS Design Office: http://alts-design.com/

[2] trees: http://inhabitat.com/blue-forests-thatched-cliffside-lodge-wraps-itself-around-a-tree/

[3] gravel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravel

[4] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/sun-tracker-skylights-pump-daylight-indoors/

[5] translucent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transparency_and_translucency

[6] ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/242720/kofunaki-house-alts-design-office/

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