In this open interior natural surfaces of wood are combined with natural lighting and gravel gardens to evoke a sense of changing seasons. Small trees, succulents and shrubs poke out of the interior gardens, a conscious effort to bring nature inside. The home is part of a recycling oriented society in Shiga, a village near Tokyo, Japan.
I am not a real lover of plants inside but the way this is done is really beautiful. I love the combination of the three different materials |concrete gravel and wood| and how in the picture below the wood and concrete are connected to each other. It feels a bit like the tiles and wood in the home Paola Navone designed: Home of Andrea Falkner Campi
Pictures 1+2 © Yuta Yamada/Fujishokai via Treehugger.com