Architecture October, 26 2012

A Home on Stilts – ‘Pit House’ Okayama, Japan – UID Architects

There’s something very appealing about a home that you can walk underneath. If you’ve ever fancied living on stilts this home in Okayama Japan will most definitely be your thing. Designed by Keisuke Maeda of UID Architects, the Pit House sits on top of a hill with a concrete cylinder core forming the centre to which the whole structure is built around. Curving levels house the bedrooms, kitchen etc while the whole space is bordered by a rock garden and indoor trees, the structure itself comprised of wood stretching from floor to ceiling.  A strange, disorientating but beautiful design.