Pushing the Limits of Design and Innovation
Today we’re sharing with you 4 small houses designed by Yasuhiro Yamasita and Atelier Tekuto, each one with their own unique look and impressive features. Located all over Japan, these houses push the limits of design and innovation. Take a look at these photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
Earth Bricks is the first earth structure house built in Japan. With the collaborative efforts of the designers, universities, and other professionals, they developed an earth brick masonry system using mud and other natural ingredients. The “earth bricks” are 400mm x 250mm x 100mm in size and each one is hand made, using molds, manual tools, natural hardening ingredients such as magnesium dioxide etc. A total of 2500 bricks were laid down by hand to build this structure. The house is a very peculiar comma-shaped bead, resembling a traditional decorative bead used as a lucky charm in the stone ages. Glass bricks are topped on the masonry walls along the house, allowing natural light to seep in and giving the interiors some soft lighting. The ground floor was finished with polished terrazzo, while the partitions and the upper floor are made of LVL panels.
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