A Tipi-Shaped House In The Woods By NAP Architects


Japanese architecture practice NAP Architects created a tipi-shaped house in the woods near the small town of Nasu in the Tochigi area. In an attempt to cut down as few trees as possible, the architects came up with a tent-like shape that takes up only one third of the building’s volume. Surrounded by lush greenery, the structure’s high ceilings also let in enough natural sunlight. On the inspiration behind the concept, the studio says: “It is similar to primitive spaces seen in the houses of the Jomon People (Ancient Japanese), native Africans and Mongolians … the structure of the house initiates a lifestyle where there is close interaction.”

All images © Koji Fujii

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