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In. Love. That's how I feel about Shell by Japanese architecture firm ARTechnic. I'm sure my husband thought I'd never say that about a concrete structure, but this is so beautiful. I yearn to inhabit the space.

Shell is a villa located in Kitasaku, Nagano in Japan. It was built in 2008 on a 1,711 square meter site, and has a 329 square meter floor plan. It is designed to withstand the cool and humid climate, and because of the shortened holidays available to visitors, it requires little maintenance. All mechanical and electrical equipment is controlled by three buttons of the central control system. It hinders the formation of mold, blocks cold air drafts, and has a floor-heating system that minimizes energy expenditure. It's built around a central fir tree, and harmonizes beautifully with its surroundings.














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Comment by Rahmatullah Noor on October 24, 2010 at 11:11am
amazing
Comment by Mumtaz Hussain on September 28, 2010 at 2:22am
Amazing design concept....
Comment by Jyotindra M Bhatt on September 17, 2010 at 8:22am
Charming, indeed.
Comment by architectnk on September 16, 2010 at 4:32am
superb

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