Hideo Kumaki Architect created this unique concept of a curving home in Saitama, Japan that incorporates a vertical garden that’s one-of-a-kind. In an area where the population is quite dense, planning ahead for ventilation, noise reduction and privacy are all important. This home’s program incorporated something different that provides a new way of living for this small family.
The 1400 square foot space offers up an additional private outdoor area that is shaded by a ‘green screen’ curtain of plants for dining and outdoor activities. Shielded from the elements and providing natural ventilation, this living wall adds to the curved dimensions of the architecture, softening the stark exterior and simple shapes that don’t define a beginning or end to the home. It’s an interestingly contemporary home that gives a new perspective to green design principles and ways of using plants as a natural barrier.