New tiles for the Uroko house

Now, that's a nice foliage.

Uroko House was designed by Point Architects in Tokyo.

  • spiralmushroom 7y

    I like it! How are they attached?
  • Aaron Olaf 7y

    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...
  • Steven Veltema 7y

    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.
  • aaronandjeanne 7y

    Fantastic! Would you consider adding this to www.flickr.com/groups/609626@N22/? We'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Douglas Earl 7y

    Very unique and interesting idea--well executed.
  • Todd 7y

    This is awe-inspiring.
  • Prehensile Eye 7y

    beautiful!
  • mwhyte72 7y

    Fantastic.
  • lungstruck 7y

    Neat idea.
  • Jaime Hamilton 7y

    This is so great! I love it! (I found you through the CRAFT Magazine blog)
  • Jen Sneddon Holden 7y

    Brilliant :)
  • Tau 7y

    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!
  • hokorii 7y

    I wish I could visit! :)
  • Christopher Vigliotti 7y

    inspiring!
  • ThisIsMarkAce 7y

    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...
  • kocourekmourek 7y

    This is amazing! Such a piece of furniture. I have never seen something like that before.
  • amy t 7y

    this is so cool!! i want one!!
  • Takanobu Shuji 6y

    Hey, this is geaaaaat! Four thumbs up.
  • Ricardo José 6y

    this is the greatest thing ever.
  • آناهیتا 6y

    I Realy Like this One:X
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