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Green Screen house, Saitama | Japan
(by Hideo Kumaki Architect Officeimages by Yukinori Okamura and Mayuko Ebina)

Incorporating passive design principles, ’Green Screen House’ by Japanese firm Hideo Kumaki Architect Office, is located in Saitama, Japan. The house features a large green wall that is supported by the building’s curving facade. A spattering of natural light filters through the leaves into the outdoor space below, while the screen also helps to shade the building’s interior during the summer months. Wanting to reflect the site’s former presence as a field used to supply food, and also as a beautiful rose garden, nature played a big role in the landscape and design.