A single arcing gesture takes this stunning house from two stories to three, with remarkable views out over the neighbors in all directions. Set in Hiroshima and designed by Kimihiko Okada, the building was shaped by concerns for security and the eventual goal of having a little ground-level shop below. As a result, the dwelling itself sits on tall stilts with a series of slotted windows to let in light (and provide views) in accordance with the needs of each space. House Design, Birds Nests, Houses Spirals, Architecture Hom Design, Architecture Engine Design, Houses Silt, Houses Design, Spirals Houses, Lego House
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