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Nest by UID Architects is Open to the Forest Beneath It

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: maeda-inc.jp and dezeen
Early architecture satisfied the need for shelter and not necessarily for complete enclosure. Nest by UID Architects is an example of a contemporary structure that broke down the conventions of closed-off construction, creating a negligible threshold between outside and inside.

The family home is located in Onomichi-city of Hiroshima, Japan, amid the gorgeous overgrowth of a forest. The base of the building is on solid footing, of which the gray concrete structure incorporates rigid pathways lined with lush gardens of rocks, moss, plants and even trees. The second floor of the structure is just as marvelous as the one below. Built of plywood paneling, it has gaping rectangular windows and skylights that the sun and leafy branches use to infiltrate the interior spaces of Nest by UID Architects.