Simply Sustainable on the Izu Peninsula

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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?

image via Dwell