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The Angular Horizontal House by Eastern Design Office

 - Oct 15, 2009   Updated: Aug 15 2011
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Located in Shiga Japan is this architecturally amusing home by Japanese architects Eastern Design Office. Known as the Horizontal House, this building is situated next to a small village made up of only 6 houses.

There are horizontal slits around the entire house which allow the residents to view the surrounding area. The shape of the Horizontal House was actually created to trace the boundary of the village, resulting in the boomerang shape.

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