japanese art, design and culture

garden on a roof

A had been getting decently bored with Japanese architecture lately. I mean, how many minimal concrete homes can one take in, in a single lifetime? So I was happy to see something, quite literally, emerge from the mold. However, the architect, Hiroshi Nakamura, has consistently re-imagined Japanese architecture, apparent in pieces such as this crazy convex house and this rad tree-house looking….house.

Completed in late 2008, House C (the Japanese title [stratum house] is a bit more descriptive) looks like one of those secret underground forts and we are witnessing its sporadic emergence to the surface. How cool would it be to have that garden on your rooftop? I’d probably be way too paranoid to let my kids play up there though.

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1 Nazara { 02.25.09 at 8:29 pm }

wow… great!

2 Nazara { 02.25.09 at 4:29 pm }

wow… great!

3 sekimachihato { 02.27.09 at 4:05 am }

very beautiful!
i wonder if you need to mow that lawn up there?!

4 sekimachihato { 02.27.09 at 12:05 am }

very beautiful!
i wonder if you need to mow that lawn up there?!

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