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Japanese architect Kataro Ide designed the Shell residence in Nagano, Japan.

Kotaro Ide shell house

The home’s concrete shell creates a striking counterpoint to its natural, forest setting…not to mention a great retro-future look. L’Usine offers a profile of the structure that was completed in 2008.


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3 Responses

  1. MaryGrace Fontenot says:

    Oh wow … after looking at the pictures in the link you provided, I actually think it's quite pretty! It's much less Tomorrowland and goofy-looking inside!

  2. Kevin says:

    this is fabulous!!!! Love the shape and the way it works with the land!!!!

  3. When it comes to home designing Japanese people have the best and most innovative thinking. I like this so much. I hope to see the inside.

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