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Super Slim Outdoors Indoors Home in Japan is Capped with a Rock Climbing Wall
Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 14, 2011 @ 7:19 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Features | No Comments
Be-fun-design teamed up with the folks from EANA to give an active couple in Shinagawa-Ku, Japan a home that allows them to enjoy their outdoor activities inside! For starters, they capped the upper storey with a fun climbing wall, and then created a rooftop terrace full of leafy greens that can be reached with a nifty ladder. As if all that were not enough, the slim section of the roof looks like a chimney, but it's actually a skylight well that pumps a flood of daylight right down to the ground floor.
With only 36 m2 to work with, the design team gave this home a vertical lift. The street is not visible from outside, which shuts out a lot of light, though the open, tapered roof compensates for this by pushing daylight  throughout the well-ventilated building. True to Japanese form, this home is furnished with bare minimalism , but it still manages to encourage community and fun in this residential neighborhood.
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Via Designboom 
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