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Indoor/outdoor budget home in Japan: affordable & permeable

When a family of four asked architect Takeshi Hosaka to create a home embedded in nature on a small Tokyo lot, he created not one, but two homes.

Dubbing it Inside House plus Outside House, he designed one small shelter for the indoor activities: cooking, eating, sleeping, bathing- and another for the outdoors:

“growing plants, keeping insects, maintenance of bicycles, hammock, sunbathing, gardening, playing with water, seeing the sky, tools for mountain climbing, napping and reading books, etc.”

Hosaka created this exterior home to highlight those things we normally eliminate from modern architecture and cities: rain, water, soil, sand, animals, insects and birds.