Recently, the original house has appeared in the forest of the Japanese prefecture of Tochigi, which looks like few interconnected tents. So now the owners, arriving there on weekends, can feel themselves like on a camping trip. The NAP design studio, which is headed by well-known architect Hiroshi Nakamura, has designed and realized the building of a country house. It’s called Nasu Tepee.
The building area of 187 square yards is represented by several pyramidal structures, which are connected together. Customers wanted the house to be located in the wood away from people. Thus, it reminds them about a camping trip. The interior is made in a bright range of colors. The highest point of the house rise up to eight meters, that promotes a good air circulation. Triangular windows are arranged in such way that the sun rays can penetrate into the house during the daylight hours.
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Doors with real flowers inside.
Some of the rooms are separated from the overall area by glass doors, which are decorated with delicate flowers inside. Collected in the countryside plants are underwent complex processing: they were glued on polymer film, treated by an ultraviolet lamp and after that were put between two glasses. Thus, they were pretreated in order to prevent them from discoloration.
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