Encircled by woods, this house in Akashi removes barriers between the inside and outside

In a quiet residential area in Akashi, Hyogo prefecture, Japan, a single storey house with three courtyards sits perfectly in harmony with nature.

Designed to remove barriers between the inside and outside, the small house seamlessly blends in with the outdoors. Built of wood, the home exudes a feeling of warmth that catches the attention of many passersby on the street.


Architect: arbol
Location: Akashi, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
Year of completion: 2018
Photo credits: Yasunori Shimomura