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 this other gorgeous piece, the Pit House.
In a similar manner, the Nest House has big spaces that flow into different areas filled with natural light and with plants growing inside.
This very cute layered house optimizes materials and surfaces: a concrete tabletop becomes the floor, which is also the ground floor’s roof.
Playful and flexible, one big space becomes many smaller ones thanks to sliding doors that homage tradition.
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.
But 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 loosing the connection with the surrounding forest.