What looks like an incredibly large box sitting atop a block of concrete is actually a renowned house in Yokohama-City, Japan, known as the Pojagi house. Designed by Tokyo-based architects Kiyotoshi Mori and Natsuko Kawamura of MDS architecture, this house features an interior typical of most Japanese homes, with floors surfaced with straw tatami mats and sliding screens separating the rooms. The exterior consists of numerous windows and vision panels, separated by a series of cedar boards that have been heat-treated to protect from insects. This house accounts for the sloped road, as the foundation for the house itself consists of a concrete base sloped along the road. This is simply Japanese architecture at its best.
Source: Design Boom