Located in a hidden valley on the picturesque Izu Peninsula, a few hours west of Tokyo, the Watanabe Residence, designed by architect Tadashi Murai, looks more like an imposing black box propped amidst the wooded landscape than a model of environmental friendliness.
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- These five homes in Japan solve a variety of problems, whether it’s a lack of square footage, privacy, or lighting.
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