House & Garden is a five-storey residence in Tokyo designed by Ryue Nishizawa, one half of Japanese architectural partnership SANAA. Located in a dense commercial district, the site is just four meters wide. To counteract the cramped conditions and provide maximum sunlight, Nishizawa used vertical layers of horizontal slabs to create a building that appears to have no walls. Glazed glass windows protect indoor spaces from the elements. Curtains and layers of plant foliage provide privacy. Every room has a garden of its own, and one even has a floor covered in a layer of soil. Staircases spiral up through the building through openings in the floor plates. A similar circular opening is found in the roof, which allows taller plants to grow up through to the upper terrace.