Villa 921, Harunatsu Archi, extreme weather architecture, tropical storm architecture, sustainable design, green buildings, tokyo

Harunatsu Archi‘s Villa921 is situated four hours away from Tokyo in a breathtaking natural park that looks like an exotic paradise – complete with rainforest and swamp areas. Since the region is subject to tropical storms throughout the year, the studio sought to ensure residents could enjoy the surroundings from the comfort of their home. They included large windows that open out onto a stunning patio area, where residents can take in the view, while an extended canopy shades the space from the intense sun.

The simple idea behind the bungalow was to create a long-lasting sustainable home capable of withstanding even within the heavy tropical storms of the island.

+ Harunatsu Archi