The Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates have designed a stunning house that integrates beautifully into the rugged terrain it is set in. Located in Hyogo, Japan, it sits on top of a rock bed in order to avoid unnecessary excavation. Yet by doing so, Shogo Aratani Architect managed to create a stunning layered aesthetic that is in line with many contemporary sensibilities to date.
Made up of three volumes, Shogo Aratani Architect focused on a boxy silhouette that brings a lot of spaciousness inside the house. While the outside is impressively dark, inside is much lighter with a concentration on wood accents. The back of the house also features floor-to-ceiling windows in order for natural light to flood in.
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