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Timber House Mimics Tents to Make You Feel like You’re Camping

This timber house mimic tents to make you feel like you are camping. But make no mistake, this is no tent, it’s a home. Built in a summer resort area of Japan, the pyramid-shaped structure was designed by Hiroshi Nakamura. They also look like teepees, don’t they? The client wanted a home in the woods and the designer wanted to add light, so naturally thought high ceilings. But not wanting to create extra space to heat or cool – the triangular form was born. Lots of space on the ground level for the occupants, but only one third of the volume above makes this house sustainable. It’s a technique that was often used by the Ancient Japanese Jomons, as well as Africans and Mongolians. The shape also allowed the house to be built with minimal tree felling. A striking design that blends with the surrounding nature. Now that’s a win-win.

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