This full-functioning residential 'tepee' in Hiroshima, Japan is as intriguing inside as it is out. It is designed by the architecture firm Suppose of Japan. The design will certainly have onlookers talking, especially next to the other homes in the area. There is a dramatic contrast between the tepee and the traditional village style homes that surround it.
As soon as one enters into this charming abode they step down into a sunken main floor. The use of windows allows natural light into this narrow structure keeps one from feeling trapped. The open staircase and floor plan allows a view of every floor. The humor of this home is that it is atop of stilt-like base.