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Designed by Megumi Matsubara & Hiroi Ariyama of the Tokyo-based studio Assistant, this magnificent house was completed in the summer of 2016, and its title (“It Is a Garden”) says a lot about what the architects set out to do. Almost as if the home was designed entirely around the forest where it sits, it is defined by five large voids that are cut into the single-story home to make way for trees and vegetation.

This is an amazing example of Japanese architecture that's in harmony with nature. Get more stunning photos by following the link to Spoon & Tamago below.

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