Takeshi Hosaka Architects' Daylight House in Yokohama City, Japan is completely filled with natural light - despite the fact that it's surrounded by dense high-rise apartments. Measuring a mere 915 square feet, this brilliant house was designed to get as much natural light as possible. The house's roof is completely covered with recyclable acrylic skylights, which allow sunshine to stream into the elegant energy-efficient interiors.
The Daylight House is a family home in the center of Yokohama, Japan that manages to soak up an abundance of natural light despite its location next to tall nearby buildings. Immersed within the city’s cramped terrain, the home’s geometry was designed to make good use of available natural resources. Recyclable acrylic skylights have been placed all along the home’s ceiling, allowing residents to enjoy outside light throughout the day.
The clean, soft interiors are covered with only one material – light wood panelling. Hidden cupboards provide storage and organization, while living plants add a dose of greenery. The Daylight House also has an air trap system in the ceiling that stores heat during cold days and releases it when the house gets too warm.
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