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Glowing Box Home in Japan

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A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.
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  A glowing home in Japan has milky-white, one-and-a-half-inch plastic sheets wrapped around the exterior to let in light and provide insulation.   Photo by: Toshiyuki YanoCourtesy of: Toshiyuki Yano
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  Throughout the house, "Walls become windows and windows become walls," explains architect Makoto Tanijiri of the luminescent home he designed outside of Hiroshima with his firm Suppose Design Office.  Photo by: Toshiyuki YanoCourtesy of: Toshiyuki Yano
    Throughout the house, "Walls become windows and windows become walls," explains architect Makoto Tanijiri of the luminescent home he designed outside of Hiroshima with his firm Suppose Design Office.

    Photo by: Toshiyuki Yano

    Courtesy of: Toshiyuki Yano

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  The owners, who are a couple with three children, requested a bright home with a gentle, pervasive light that is far from cold.  Photo by: Toshiyuki YanoCourtesy of: Toshiyuki Yano
    The owners, who are a couple with three children, requested a bright home with a gentle, pervasive light that is far from cold.

    Photo by: Toshiyuki Yano

    Courtesy of: Toshiyuki Yano

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  Thanks to its translucent envelope of polycarbonate plastic, the house glows like a firefly at night and is so bright during the day that resident Daisuke Tokuyama says he rarely turns on a light.  Photo by: Toshiyuki Yano
    Thanks to its translucent envelope of polycarbonate plastic, the house glows like a firefly at night and is so bright during the day that resident Daisuke Tokuyama says he rarely turns on a light.

    Photo by: Toshiyuki Yano

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  The milky-white, one-and-a-half-inch thick polycarbonate plastic panels keep its inhabitants from being seen from the outside (unless they stand right up against the wall). From inside, urban surroundings become a pleasantly blurry backdrop.  Photo by: Toshiyuki YanoCourtesy of: Toshiyuki Yano
    The milky-white, one-and-a-half-inch thick polycarbonate plastic panels keep its inhabitants from being seen from the outside (unless they stand right up against the wall). From inside, urban surroundings become a pleasantly blurry backdrop.

    Photo by: Toshiyuki Yano

    Courtesy of: Toshiyuki Yano

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