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If this house could speak, it would say, “I dream never to be completed.” Japan’s snow covered northernmost region is where this house stands.  Since it is typical in midwinter for 5 meters of snow to pile up here, it was my priority to provide efficient heating inside this house when I designed it.  At the same time, I wanted to have the architectural purpose that creates an upscale and enjoyable time for the family who lives in it during a long winter. This house longs to have an ever-evolving interior space.  The dream of never feeling complete describes its desire to adequately harmonize with the beautiful scenic views, the changes of the seasons, as well as each chapter in history of the family who calls it home. Talking of who change it, the client is me who is architect & environmental artist (self builder). The interior incompletion is client’s request. This house initial step completed at January 2015. View more View full description
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