Paired down design in the Inside Out House creates a visually stunning space in the stairwell of this Tokyo residence. Through the open stairs you can glimpse a few of the trees planted indoors. The natural wood, greens and whites blend with each other in natural harmony.
The home, designed by architects Takeshi Hosaka Architects, has openings in the ceiling and walls that allow the weather into the interior of the home to sustain the greenery. Some of the rooms – like the living room – can be shut to protect people and furnishings from the rain and cold, but the rest of the house lives in easy balance with nature.