By incorporating the element of retractable wood housing in a forested location in Japan, designer Osumi Yuzo manages to infuse architecture with nature seamlessly. The timber screen wraps around the house, and features small gaps to allow those inside to see into the surrounding environment.
With this type of design, it's hard not to feel as if one is camping in the woods. Granted, Osumi Yuzo has put together a piece of architecture that beats tenting any day, but for those who don't like to rough it this spot is ideal. Most of the house goes with a timber motif, including the tables and chairs both inside and outside the structure. The only thing one has to remember is to hit "retract" in this piece of wood housing before going to bed at night.
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