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House in Byoubugaura by Takeshi Hosaka

Takeshi Hosaka designed the 'House in Byoubugaura'. With a site area of only 60 square metres, and a permitted footprint of just 30 square metres, the architect had to get creative. He decided to build down in a rather unexpected way. Curved floors allow natural light and air to penetrate the floorplan, particularly at basement level, so that he actually achieved to increase the total floor area by a third. In this open plan architecture, 'roomscape' divide the space without the need...