Ikimono Architects decided to reverse the original reasoning for building a home with the Atelier Tenjinyama studio.
Homes were originally created to block out the elements, and provide inhabitants with a space to escape the outside. With the Atelier Tenjinyama studio, the firm did the complete opposite, enabling the people inside to be constantly aware of the changing elements in the great outdoors. Most of the walls are made of a concrete material, but the roof is completely glass. This gives residences the feeling of being outside, allowing them to experience the effects of snow, rain and sun without actually getting wet or overheated.
Some people tend to get agitated from being inside all day, but this design by Ikimono Architects provides the perfect medium for the best of both worlds.
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