Every now and again it’s nice to sit back and revisit some great architecture that the world’s innovators have created. One of those happens to be the beautifully undulating structure by ARTechnic dubbed “Shell” house in Karuizawa, Nagaro Japan.
The home is all constructed out of reinforced concrete and it spans over 3,500 square feet in the lush greenery in this Japanese city. It’s a two story home that looks to be built in a “shell” shape, and the two ovalesque buildings surround a natural fir tree in the gorgeous setting.
The home has minimal furnishings and plenty of sprawling space to look out and enjoy the nature that envelops the home into the vast landscape. ARTechnic describes the “Shell” home as one that co-exists with nature stating,
“A large shell shaped structure finds itself in the middle of the woods. It is hard to determine what exactly the structure is, and unlike the surrounding caves and rocks, it clearly is not a part of nature – nor is it a ruin. A frame, a shape, made at a completely different place for a completely different purpose. Within this shell shaped structure will one find floors constructed, wall separating spaces, and rooms furnished. The scenery conjures a SF film-like image, in which locals inhabit over an abandoned spacecraft. With time, trees start to grow encircling the spacecraft, harmonizing it into the landscape.”