Monday, January 27, 2014

A 'Floating' House in Japan... (15pics)


Located extended off of a Japanese mountain ridge, this home designed by Kidosaki Architects Studio appears to float... 
Check out 15 additional pics of the home below: 


The simplicity of the home goes beyond its simple geometric exterior form, but translates to the interior as well. The designers limited the number of home appliances and other accessories. The walls are kept white and do not compete with the beautiful scenery through the large window panes... 'when can I move in?'

The 303 square foot-big house has a very simple look, but that works in its favor. At first glance, it reminds of a flat rectangle with a roof and a couple of windows. However, if you take a closer look, you will notice that the house is in practice a multi-layered building covered in wooden panes. Windows are actually very large glass panes that allow the sun fill the inside with natural light. The panes are accompanied by wide and comfortable terraces that surround the main envelope of the house.
The part of the house that stretches out over the mountain slope is supported by a massive column and two metal ribs. This creative architecture solution generates an immersion of the building "floating" over the ground and intensifies the joy coming from contemplating the scenery. There is something majestic about it, some sort of natural grace that translates into uniqueness of the concept.

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