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Shigeru Ban, solid cedar house in Hokuto (Japan)

 
Inspired in the architecture of Mies van der Rohe, this one-family dwelling designed by Shigeru Ban is located in Hokuto, a city of Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture. Using cedar wood instead of brick and concrete, the Japanese architect imitates Miesian configuration through a series of floor-through walls defining the interior spaces and connecting them to the exterior ones and the garden. In the same way, the plane of the ceiling, also of cedar wood, stretches on in a cantilever, giving nuance to the separation between inside and out.
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