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* Residential Architecture: Kofunaki House by ALTS Design Office

Posted by the editors on Monday, 28 May 2012

Residential Architecture: Kofunaki House by ALTS Design Office: “..positioned within an eco-village..the ‘kofunaki house’..offers inhabitants a nature-filled interior evoking the essence of the outdoor environment. derived from the memory of ancient humans and their previous cohabitation in nature and japanese desire to experience changing seasons, this dwelling integrates the woods into the heart of the living space..wood is the prevalent finishing material, surfacing accent walls in planks along with matching cabinets, tables and chairs. on the ground level, patches are removed from the concrete floors and filled with fine gravel to plant shrubs and trees. wooden boards are inset into the loose floor covering like stepping stones for a secure foothold. these components are continued as the treads on the open-riser stair to the upper-storey..”  Interesting inspiration and interior volumes, natural light..

image: courtesy of ALTS design office; article: Designboom

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