Sky’s the Limit for Japanese Tree House

December 11, 2009 by

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A Japanese firm, Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects, have designed a tree house situated on a 323 square foot site for a couple in Osaka .

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Their concept is based on sustainable systems. Structural columns intertwine like ivy supporting slabs on each floor, and soil is placed on the slabs to plant local vegetation.

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Traditional Japanese movable walls walls, like a shoji or a fusuma, separate the indoor and outdoor spaces. Sunlight, wind, and rain provide the home’s natural energy circulating as “efficiently as tree circulates air.”

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The architects describe the house as a reconstruction of the relationship between nature, people, and architecture.

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via Designboom

Photos courtesy of the architects.

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