Indigenous is not a term that is usually used in the context of architecture, but in the case of Sambuichi Architects I don’t really feel like there is another singular word that could be used to describe there work. Using native materials like crushed stone, Japanese cypress and extensive site research Sambuichi is able to create designs that are one with their location and environment. Base Valley House pictured here is a breath taking design, and you can very easily see these techniques in practice. In a few of the photos you cannot tell if the space is inside or out or merely protected outdoor space. The flow of light and in air between the house and the surrounding environment seems perfect.
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