Tokyo-based studio Edward Suzuki Architecture has designed the tuff shed house.

Completed in 2009, this 7,200 square foot contemporary home is located in Yokohama, Japan.

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“The name of the house comes from the tuff in which the fibro sand and the place for the burning of the fire are melted. The name of the novel comes from the tuff in which the sand and the place for the burning of the fire are melted. When I first visited the house, I thought that the house was like a rowing boat.

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I was impressed by all the parts that were melting. When looking at the house from the distance, I was saying it was a building like a big wave.

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Near the house, the melted steel looked like the house was nailed to the bank. I don’t know how the steel is connected to the roof, but it certainly looks like it glows in the dark.

Aside from the obvious connection to traditional wooden houses, the structure of this house and all the rustic things that were used to build it are a very modern mix. On the outside, the house looks like a huge wooden box. On the inside, all the walls are made of stained concrete, which is a mix of cement, wood, and plastic, so the house is like a huge wooden box.”

Photos by: Daisuke Akita