Stilted Living

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August 14, 2011
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  Go Hasegawa’s design gently communicates with the surrounding dense forest.
    Go Hasegawa’s design gently communicates with the surrounding dense forest.
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  Nine slender steel columns (pilotis) held in place by cross-bracing hold the small weekend house 21 feet in midair.
    Nine slender steel columns (pilotis) held in place by cross-bracing hold the small weekend house 21 feet in midair.
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  The main living space high enough for its residents to gaze above the treetops from its windows. The space below is akin to room walled by greenery.
    The main living space high enough for its residents to gaze above the treetops from its windows. The space below is akin to room walled by greenery.
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  The concrete plaza is an open-air space equipped for living.
    The concrete plaza is an open-air space equipped for living.
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  When dozing in the hammock on the outdoor concrete deck, one can look up and see straight through the building to the sky above.
    When dozing in the hammock on the outdoor concrete deck, one can look up and see straight through the building to the sky above.
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  Every evening, the residents climb the 32 steel stairs to retreat in their “nest."
    Every evening, the residents climb the 32 steel stairs to retreat in their “nest."
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  The upper floor is sparsely decorated and the height of the room is just under six feet. Because of the low ceiling height, Hasegawa designed a table and selected chairs with an equally low height, 660 mm and 360 mm respectively (about two feet and one foot). By installing a transparent glass plate underneath the glass-topped dining table, the residents have a real top-to-bottom experience of the forest.
    The upper floor is sparsely decorated and the height of the room is just under six feet. Because of the low ceiling height, Hasegawa designed a table and selected chairs with an equally low height, 660 mm and 360 mm respectively (about two feet and one foot). By installing a transparent glass plate underneath the glass-topped dining table, the residents have a real top-to-bottom experience of the forest.
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  A view through the window in the sleeping space.Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    A view through the window in the sleeping space.

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