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Hako in Hiroshima: Thinking Outside the Box

Design Hiroshima Chugoku

When architect duo Mai and Kazuhiro Narita first came to view a plot of land for which they were being asked to construct a family residence, two things immediately became clear. First, the site, situated on the side of a cliff, offered stunning views of the city of Hiroshima. But second, no heavy equipment would be able to access it. Solving for both parts of the equation would go on to inform the ultimate shape of the house. The stop-motion video gives you a good idea of the process.

To learn more about the appropriately named "Box" house, visit Spoon & Tamago via the link below.

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