Architect: Keisuke Maeda+ UID Architects
Location: Tamano, Okayama, Japan
Year built: 2011
This contemporary house is a display of how landscape and architecture could coexist in a perfect symbiosis. The idea behind the project was to create a house that incorporates the environment and the surrounding landscape into its proper interior. That explains the little garden with trees right inside the house. The interior is set on six different levels, connected with a concrete cylinder core rising from the center of the ground round floor. Numerous small rooms and spaces ensure privacy and comfortable spots for relaxation. Both, the interior design and the architecture are unusual and bold, yet creating a beautiful contemporary home.