Back in October, I featured Winnowy homes and narrow buildings from Jutaku: Japanese Houses (October 12, 2015-Phaidon Press) by Naomi Pollock , an eruption of imagination in 400 architectural vignettes.
Today, I turn my attention to homes built with nature and gardens in mind.
First a tree house for grown up escapes
Pilotis in a Forest (135) by Go Hasagawa (2010, Tsumagoi, Gumma Prefecture)...Floor area: 77.22...Houses 2)
A few steps from the fields
Swelled House (220) by Studio Velocity, 2011 (Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture)...Floor area: 120.40...Houses 1
It would not feel out of place in Andalusia or Morocco.
Big ideas, small dwellings for Tokyo Thursdays # 310
(* Excerpted with permission from 'Jutaku: Japanese Houses' by Naomi Pollock- Phaidon Press, October 12, 2015- Images are property of each architect)