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UID Architects’ Nest House is an Eco-Friendly Retreat for Three Women in a Japanese Forest
Posted By Ana Lisa On April 26, 2013 @ 2:00 pm In Architecture,Botanical,Daylighting,Design,Green Interiors | No Comments
Nest House is a gorgeous home for a mother, her two daughters and a lucky cat. It sits at the base of a mountain in Hiroshima, Japan and is surrounded by luscious forests. The inside-out home, which was designed by UID Architects, features bright open spaces, different levels and luscious indoor gardens that are an extension of the forests outside.
We are familiar with UID Architects’ work as we previously featured the firm’s gorgeous Pit House  in Okayama, Japan. Similar to the Pit House, the Nest House features big open spaces that flow into each other and are filled with natural light and with plants growing inside. The playful and flexible house optimizes materials and surfaces. And although the plants and trees are at the house’s core, they get plenty of natural light and fresh air, from the many windows around it.
As its name implies, the Nest House’s main concept is sweet and spiritual. It aims to offer shelter to the women and the cat, without losing the connection with the surrounding forest.
+ UID Architects 
Via Plataforma Arquitectura 
Photos by Hiroshi Ueda
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 Pit House: http://inhabitat.com/uid-architects-stunning-pit-house-is-an-underground-home-sheltered-within-a-floating-cedar-box/
 + UID Architects: http://www.maeda-inc.jp/uid/
 Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/11/25/nest-uid-architects/
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