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A triangular house constructed around a magnificent courtyard that blends into the surrounding rooms. Garden House, by Takeshi Hosaka Architects, was completed in October of 2007. Located in Yokohama, the house, from the outside, appears to be your standard geometric modern Japanese home.

However, the unsuspecting guest will be pleasantly surprised, if not shocked, to find that the V-shaped hallways form a courtyard in thc center of the house. The windows are all floor-to-ceiling glass that open, essentially allowing the house to become one large garden. The home certainly meets the clients request for a space the feels like it is outdoors.

SD Review Asakura Award (2007)
Tokyo Society of Architects & Building Engineers Award (2008)