Wood Block House in Japan

You already found out from the title how what this building is: a wood block house, which is located in a place called Nara, in the Rising Sun Country, Japan. The house was designed by Tadashi Yoshimura Architects for a family, in a natural land form, with beautiful retaining walls made of granite, with a perfect playground for children and ship-shaped wooden blocks.

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If you look at this building, it does not give you the impression of a house, at least this is the feeling it gives you from outside, but the interior is remarkably interesting. Its form and color are very nice; the wide glass window offers that essential mood that you have in a wide space. From outside, the building has a simple appearance, but the most interesting thing is the way the light is projected onto the glass facade; this happens both at day and at night, night light makes it more spectacular.

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It does not look either as a common block  or a common house, as it is unique in aspect and it makes you think about an official building rather than a family’ s home. When you look from outside, you feel detached, the environment seems to be a little cold, as if nobody lived there, but it is only an apparent impression that changes once you enter the building.{found on archdaily}