Gallery: Suppose Design’s “Hidaka House” Makes the Most of a Small Foot...

 
If the Hidaki house in Saitama-ken, Japan is anything to go by, great green things come in small packages! At only 95.76 square meters, this adorable little home expresses the owners’ devotion to nature from the outside in. By banking earth up against the transparent lower floor, Japanese designers Suppose Design created a continuation of the outside landscape on the inside. To protect against soil pressure, the upper floor is jacked up on huge, unfinished rock slabs. The combined use of passive design and modest dimensions culminates in a truly sustainable home – even for the tiny island of Japan.

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