New tiles for the Uroko house

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    Now, that's a nice foliage.
    Uroko House was designed by Point Architects in Tokyo.

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    1. spiralmushroom 75 months ago | reply

      I like it! How are they attached?

    2. Aaron Olaf 75 months ago | reply

      Just great. What part of town are you in, may I ask? And how much did this renovation cost (also, if I may ask)? I'd love to do something similar. I always see people abandon the older buildings in Japan, like buildings were 使い捨て or something, when really they just need to be updated.

      My father-in-law has a beautiful 30-year-old house out in rural Japan, and it just pains me to know that, since neither we nor my sister-in-law are too keen to move there, it's just going to be torn down and replaced with a cardboard Daiwa House when he dies. Makes me sick!

      Of course, this is a cultural/religious custom that most people don't think about... The imperial family went a long time before they solidified their control of the country because they moved palace every time someone in the family died. The idea of 汚れ is not kind to buildings, it seems...

    3. fishyswaz 75 months ago | reply

      I look at this and think cool! until i remember all of the quakes we have in Japan. I can personally attest to the danger sleeping on the floor/low to the floor/ surrounded by potential missiles. Not fun/potentially dangerous being woken up with a large hardback falling on your face.

    4. aaronandjeanne 75 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! Would you consider adding this to www.flickr.com/groups/609626@N22/? We'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    5. douglas.earl 75 months ago | reply

      Very unique and interesting idea--well executed.

    6. beyonddoubt 75 months ago | reply

      This is awe-inspiring.

    7. idomusic2 75 months ago | reply

      This is so great! I love it! (I found you through the CRAFT Magazine blog)

    8. Sneddonia 75 months ago | reply

      Brilliant :)

    9. studiotau 75 months ago | reply

      Can you take a photo of what it looks like from the inside, with all the books on the shelves?

      This is so seriously cool! I want one!

    10. hokorii 75 months ago | reply

      I wish I could visit! :)

    11. ThisIsMarkAce 75 months ago | reply

      ah yes, i forgot to mention that if you like that, have a look at what this guy did, bookcase in a staircase!
      theworldofm.wordpress.com/2008/02/26/things-we-take-for-g...

    12. kocourekmourek 72 months ago | reply

      This is amazing! Such a piece of furniture. I have never seen something like that before.

    13. amylane7 70 months ago | reply

      this is so cool!! i want one!!

    14. sushiboy555 67 months ago | reply

      Hey, this is geaaaaat! Four thumbs up.

    15. ricktimus Δ 66 months ago | reply

      this is the greatest thing ever.

    16. آناهیتا 65 months ago | reply

      I Realy Like this One:X

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