Simply Sustainable on the Izu Peninsula

Simply Sustainable on the Izu Peninsula

Stephanie Kinnear
Apr 13, 2009

Remember when we asked you if you could live in a 250 sq-foot apartment?

Well, what about a 20-by-8-foot wooden box with ten foot ceilings?

That's what architect Tadashi Murai is doing on the Izu Peninsula of Japan. His home, the Aero House, was originally designed to be the reception area and office at a remote cemetery. The strange circumstances called for a modular design and all sorts of green energy features.

Murai's version is a little more homey -- but it's still pretty much a box.

Our favorite quote: "I don't think it is desirable to control every element and detail—a beautiful, clean box should be sufficient. The rest can be left to the users' needs and creativity."

What do you think?

Read the full article at Dwell.

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