When designing this tiny modern dwelling, Makoto Tanijiri of Suppose Design Office chose to forego the traditional relationship between a building and its landscape. Instead of placing the nondescript box into its environment, he extracted a piece of the surrounding landscape and placed it within the home. Upon entry, visitors are greeted by an elevated rock garden with a lone, sinewy tree and large concrete stepping stones. Moving further into the home, one discovers a similar rocky landscape occupying an inordinate amount of the bottom level. An unfurnished, sunken concrete room and minimalist bathroom are the sole living spaces, though further amenities are located on the second level. Ultimately, Tanijiri’s house focuses less on resident accommodation and more on the serenity inherent in a closely contained minimal garden.
See more of the house after the jump.