This mountain cottage design by architect Shin Ohori of Japanese architecture firm General Design Co. takes to the hills and goes rustic, rural – downright rough! This unusual cabin design, dubbed “Mountain Research” and located in the mountains at Kawakami-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, is a combination of sport and style. The odd blend of bright yellow domes – actually, these are a pair of tents by The North Face – and natural wood come together in this contemporary cottage. Individual structures are staggered in multiple levels on the hillside. Inside the simple, low-profile wood frame house, a kitchen, bathroom and storage seem to step back to make way for fantastic outdoor living rooms and patios. Fittingly, this rustic cabin home is made of biodegradable materials – local pine – with the idea that after the cottage has served its purpose it will disintegrate back into the earth. General Design Co.
via The Cool Hunter
Posted on September 25, 2009 10:15 AM