Fujiwaramuro Architects’ House in Hanoura is Surrounded by Artificial Hills and Breezy Rice Fields

by , 05/08/13

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Perhaps the most unique aspect of this house is a number of small hills that surround it and provide a depth perception to the flat landscape when looking out. A nice detail is that the architects made each family member choose trees or shrubs they liked, and plant them next to the hills. The interiors are light, airy, and made from local wood.

The life of the family centers on the LDK (living-dining-kitchen area), a space in close connection with the surrounding nature. From the LDK inhabitants could feel a passing breeze thanks to cross-ventilation and admire the peaceful views an all four directions. And the liberated atmosphere gets even better, there are so few passersby in the rural area that the house don’t even need curtains!

+ Fujiwaramuro Architects

Via Arch Daily

Photos by Fujiwaramuro Architects

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1 Comment

  1. SpecialEFX May 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    It’s a pile of rocks. I would feel like I’m living on a unfinished construction site.

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