Architecture & Decor

architectural beauty: the shell house

July 29, 2010

… The Japanese Architects ARTechnic have recently built this ultra sleek and quite modern villa in Karuizawa, Japan. I think the design is really beautiful, the curves and shapes have such a unique and organic feel and I like that they designed the home around a single tree. {source}

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  • Reply andrea July 29, 2010 at 7:24 am

    this is truly amazing! and that part swirling around the tree… breathtaking… i am now convinced that i need THAT to be part of my future dream home :)

  • Reply escapade July 29, 2010 at 7:44 am

    This is simply stunning – the curved lines are just epic, such drama!

  • Reply Lena July 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    How stunning! I was always one for classic Cape Cods, but all the modern beauties you feature are starting to change my mind!

  • Reply Sarah Klassen July 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Wow! What an amazing place this is — so powerful and calm at the very same time! The curves sort of remind me of wind — the strokes are beautiful! What a fabulous post :)


  • Reply Melissa August 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Beautiful! Can you imagine living in a place like this?

  • Reply Boberika August 4, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Amazing place would love to live in it!

  • Reply Kev August 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Très bel espace!
    Maison parfaitement intégrée dans la nature, j’aime…
    Du bois a profusion, j’aime encore plus ;)

  • Reply Annie August 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    you always find the coolest pictures! This is amazing!

  • Reply Nicole Underwood August 6, 2010 at 9:10 am


  • Reply jack fox August 15, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Has anyone found plans or a firm who offers this concept in the States (USA)?


  • Reply SwanDiamondRose August 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    sweet jesus. this is beautiful.

  • Reply Jeff @ Redesign Day August 17, 2010 at 8:32 am

    This is absolutely stunning!

  • Reply Karine August 31, 2010 at 7:38 am

    That is one sexy house. The shapes goes so well with the surroundings, and it is very playful. I would not mind living there.

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