The Japanse architects ARTechnic have completed ‘Shell’, a wonderful holiday villa in Karuizawa, Japan.
The two-storey concrete building consists of two tubes that are arranged around a fir tree. The floor is raised 1.4 metres from the ground; the architects intended to minimise time spent on maintaining the property by separating the house from its natural surroundings.
“Being in sync with nature isn’t about yielding to nature – it’s about coexistence,” explains Kotaro Ide of ARTechnic. “The existence of the structure depends on its power to endure nature.”
More on information about the architect and project – click here – (text from dezeen)