The House in Nara by Uemachi Laboratory is meant to blend in well with the surrounding nature, as even the materials used for the abode are quite organic.
Wood is a major material used for the house, and the interior opens up onto a garden out the back allowing the residences to relax and enjoy the outdoors. In fact, the garden actually wraps around the building, giving the home an even more natural look. The goal of this house was for it to have an intimate relationship with the bordering area, which is exactly what was achieved. The house is not overpowering like some places that are unnecessarily large and grandiose. This structure is subtle and fits in perfectly with the surrounding area, which is exactly what the owners were looking for.
Photo Credits: designboom, uemachi.org
The House in Nara is One with the Surroundings
1. Nature-inspired Architecture - Opportunities for incorporating natural materials and blending structures seamlessly into the environment, creating intimate relationships with surrounding areas.
2. Organic Living Spaces - Growing interest in using sustainable materials like wood to create homes that are more in harmony with nature and promote a sense of relaxation and connection to the outdoors.
3. Seamless Indoor-outdoor Integration - Designing homes that seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing residents to enjoy nature from the comfort of their own homes.
1. Architecture and Design - Architects and designers can explore innovative ways to incorporate natural elements and create more sustainable and nature-inspired living spaces.
2. Construction - The construction industry can explore new techniques and materials to build homes that have a minimal impact on the environment and provide a stronger connection to nature.
3. Real Estate - Real estate professionals can market and develop properties that prioritize nature integration and offer a more relaxing and sustainable living experience for residents.