May 2, 2013

Wood + Stone | Japanese Eco Home


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

6 comments:

Tinibelli said...

Love the mix with typical outdoor ingredients, like plants and stone, in this interior design!

KATJA/ NEOVIA HOUSE said...

That gravel garden inside is wonderful! Nice to see an ordinary idea used like that!

Harmony said...

Maravillosa. Me declaro 100% fan de los japoneses y sus diseƱos ;-)

Yosilda K said...

An inspiration house in my opinion. Love the earth elements inside the house.
http://futurereflectionsk.blogspot.com

Albertine Grolmusova said...

The plants inside the house? Why not!This interior garden is very nice. I love this idea!

Marjory said...

Embracing nature with plants, gravel and other natural materials! Beautiful Zen quality to the space.