Inspired by the small scale of Japanese residences—in particular, Makoto Masuzawa’s 1952 Minimum House—architect Andrew Simpson designed his own economical 538-square-foot home set into a wooded site in Island Bay, a coastal suburb outside Wellington, New Zealand.  Photo 1 of 12 in 10 Examples of Sustainability at Work in Outdoor Spaces
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“We didn’t want the pit to be an obtrusive contraption sitting in the center of a zen-like courtyard,” says architect Matthew Hufft. A low-profile fire pit is the perfect continuation of a mellow Missouri backyard. Photo by Mike Sinclair.  Photo 2 of 12 in 10 Examples of Sustainability at Work in Outdoor Spaces from Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit
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