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Architecture November, 19 2013

See the “Pilotis in a Forest” Studio that’s Propped Above the Ground

This weekend home by Go Hasegawa is located in a mature tree forest three hours away from Tokyo. Propped over 20 feet above the ground by thin X-shape support frames, the main structure boasts 360-degree views of the surroundings above the tree line. Below, an open plaza is furnished by a humble outdoor wooden table and benches, the square space walled in by the forest that becomes part of the dwelling. Even though this studio looks simple and unsophisticated, it has full plumbing, housing a kitchen and bathroom as well as a bedroom and living room. Browse the gallery.

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