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Toda House: Japanese Home Perched on Stilts Has an Awesome View of Hiroshima

by , 12/28/11



Kimihiko Okada, Toda House, Hiroshima, Japan, Wraparound House, Perched on Stilts, Green Design, sustainable design, eco design, green building, natural ventilation, small footprint, daylighting, sustainable development, residence

The Toda House consists of one continuous wraparound volume that is cloaked in a panel of well-insulated glass. This affords the home not only the view, which is enviable enough, but also plenty of daylight. This dynamic structure with a gaping courtyard in the middle also ensures that plenty of natural ventilation is able to circulate throughout the 374 square foot residence.

Although the home rests against a lush hill and maintains a direct connection with nature, it also functions a bit like a nest that provides ample protection from the elements. In addition to giving the project a negligible footprint, the lift also maximizes green space. Cars and bicycles can park below the home, and there is room for expansion – something that is definitely planned for the future. We really love the fluidity of this space and the modestly-furnished interior, which is positively flooded with natural light.

+ Office of Kimihiko Okada

Via Arch Daily

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