Niwa no ie (yard house) is the latest brainchild of architects Makoto Takei and Chie Nabeshima of TNA (who I featured in my series on Japanese architects). It’s a weekend getaway home that was constructed onto the side of a mountain in Nagano prefecture. Personally, I don’t think I would sleep very well in this house. But I do like how you enter through that trap door on the floor.
Photos are, as usual, by architectural photographer Daici Ano.