House in Mukainada is Encircled by a Small Path

 - Mar 30, 2017
References: japan-architects & dezeen
In the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright, House in Mukainada creatively merges the interior with the exterior. The home, built for an elderly couple in Hiroshima, Japan, features a circular pathway that overlaps with a corner of the building, inextricably linking the home's interior with that garden and the exterior that the path covers.

House in Mukainada was designed by Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects, and its unique morphology has a purpose beyond the theoretical. The elderly occupants have a passion for gardening, so the firm searched for a way to make that practice as accessible as possible. In a sense, the couple need not even leave their house in order to engage in their passion — a fact that's especially important for people who have limited mobility.