House Strategically Built in the Gaps of Pine Trees in Oyama

Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-DESIGN created the Residence in Daisen located in the mountains of Tottori prefecture in Oyama, Japan. Completed in 2011, the house is a group of raised containers connected by passageways, strategically avoiding the existing pine and cherry trees. The architect describes the concept, ‘Trunks reaching towards the sky with bountiful leaves. The figures of the trees are beautiful. They are the legitimate habitants of the forest.’    Residence [...]

 

Beautifully Isolated Home in Gambier Island

BattersbyHowat Architects Inc designs a quiet home tucked away in the woods of  Gambier Island, British Columbia, Canada. The architects describe it as an off-grid vacation home fulfills the family’s desire for rustic, natural solitude.   Project description from the Architects: The northern view is an expansive vista of Howe Sound and nearby Coastal mountain range, but the house avoids the usual unidirectional focus of most vacation homes also having a south-facing courtyard, which [...]