Exterior of Shell House by Tono Mirai Architects.

This Curvaceous Timber and Earth Cabin Blends Into a Japanese Forest17/24

The asphalt shingles that clad the exterior curve into the window openings, and an awning over the entrance appears to peel away from the facade. These details create the appearance of a skin wrapped around the entire building. The rammed earth walls are combined with seven-inch-thick wool insulation for thermal comfort.

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