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The Zigzag House is Lit Only by Long Skylights

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This very, very, unique home for a family with three young children in Yamanashi, Japan, depends entirely on five full-length skylights to light the interior.

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Startlingly bleak on the outside – even by the standards of modern minimalist Japanese architecture, that consistently pushes the envelope – this home from Takeshi Hosaka architects hardly seems a suitable place to raise children.

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And yet… for all its oddness, the house creates a subtle and natural gradation from outdoors to indoors, really integrating the presence of nature into the living space.

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Open only at this end, the living room, with the hammock and dining table is the only room with an outside view.

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The bathroom and bedrooms are unseen, to the back end, and this living space is the only one that opens out.

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You may have noticed that there are no images of any interior bedrooms and bathrooms.

All the images are just of the first section, into this kitchen space – the dining table and the hammock on the deck, with the first skylight section.

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They do look very different as the daylight changes, giving a glimpse of the varied life within.

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But I am curious as to what these rooms must be like, lit only from above.

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