Japan-based Suppose Design Office built this brilliant family home that allows residents to be as close to nature as possible. Surrounded by a tranquil rural environment, the Hiroshima Hut features sunken rooms and see-through skin under its distinctive flat roof. Its unique transparency not only allows plenty of natural light to flood in, but also lets inhabitants to observe and interact with local wildlife.
The external walls are made from acrylic rather than glass.
The unique see-through quality not only welcomes plenty of daylight, but also allows inhabitants to see all around them, and also to be seen.
In response to its transparent design, the architects had to slightly raise the property on a gravel hill, to sink some of the rooms for privacy.
This resulted in a partially submerged bathroom and kitchen with plenty of storage tucked away beneath the floor.
It is "possible for a deer to stare at the residents preparing meals", affirmed the architects.
Measuring 260-square-foot, this humble Japanese home features transparent walls and partitions.