Renowned Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura and his studio NAP have designed a stunning woodland home in the Tochigi Prefecture in Japan. The structure, which some have described as resembling "pointy hats," is made from timber and blends into the picturesque woodland scene that surrounds it.
Nakamura's latest woodland home is a space that boasts high ceilings and many large triangular edges and windows that let in the natural light that is able to reach the home through the forested trees. Each room connects to the next through a narrow triangular openings.
While this woodland home may seem like it is designed around quirky aesthetics, the unique structure functions to make the most out of the natural surroundings, with the above ground cantilevers preventing insects, humidity and snowfall from entering the home.
This Woodland Home by Hiroshi Nakamura Looks Like Tepees
Rebecca Byers — February 20, 2015 — Art & Design