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‘house & garden’ by ryue nishizawa, tokyo, japan
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japanese architect ryue nishizawa has recently completed ‘house & garden’, a residence in tokyo, japan. a series of stacked concrete floor slabs bordered with transparent railings and curtains, this four-storey dwelling is enclosed with walls of household plants growing within pots.

street elevation
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(left) room with soil floor
(right) dining area
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(left) vertical circulation core
(right) steel stair passes through concrete floor plates
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