I have always loved the idea of a house with a central open-air courtyard. It would be so nice to have your own private slice of nature right in the middle of your home! After seeing this house in Buzen, Japan, though, I realize that there is more than one way to bring the outdoors in.
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This amazing house by Japanese firm Suppose Design Office gives the illusion of several free-standing, wood-clad rooms being connected by outdoor corridors and courtyards. In fact, the entire structure is covered by a glass ceiling giving the family who lives there the feeling of being outside every time they venture from one room to another. Pretty neat, huh?
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Would you ever want to live in an indoor/ outdoor house like this?
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