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