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A Modern Japanese Home on Stilts

This vacation home is the perfect blend of wood and glass.

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In recent years the push for architects to create well-designed spaces that blend in with their natural surroundings has picked up lots of steam. From treetop houses in Sweden, to floating apartments in China, the biggest trend in architecture is based on designing buildings that accent nature. This beautiful vacation cabin on Mount Bandai in Fukushima, Japan is pretty much the perfect blend of natural wood elements and glass.

Called the ‘One Year Project’, the vacation home was designed by Japanese firm Lifestyle Koubou. The home, which was built with locally harvested wood, sits on elevated stilts on a snowy mountain, in the form of two separate buildings with a connecting bridge. One of the buildings houses the bathroom and kitchen, while the other holds the bedroom, and living room with a fireplace.

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The structure was built as an elevation so that snowfall can accumulate under the house and won’t obstruct the views of the surrounding mountains, which is really thoughtful, if you ask me.

When it comes to modern architecture in nature, you can’t really get much better than this, so if you are thinking of building a cabin in the woods, welcome to your inspiration.

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