This house is designed to merge, as best as possible, with the outside world. It follows the confines of the property and its layout and colours are inspired by the majestic mountains all around. The ground floor runs the entire width of the land and consists of one large living room. The broad glass doors and the uniform choice of materials make it possible to extend the living area as far as the swimming pool.
Glass screens fold across the front of this house in Yamanashi, Japan, to transform a covered garden into an indoor dining room. Japanese architect Takeshi Hosaka’s concept for Outside In was to bring the garden inside, the opposite of previous house Inside Out, which turns indoor rooms into outdoor spaces by letting the rain in.
Along a series of lushly green mountains, narrow rice field terraces are divided by a mountain stream. Surrounded by this complicated yet beautiful abundant nature, a settlement can be seen in Kashiwano-machi, a town in Kaga city, Ishikawa, Japan. The project site was established in an gap along by a national road running the edge of the city.