Modern Masterpiece: Pit Residence in Japan

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Modern Pit Residence in JapanCreated by UID Architects, this contemporary masterpiece is located in Tamano, Okayama, Japan and aptly titled “Pit House.” This custom Japanese home may seem completely circular from the inside, but on the exterior this residence looks to be a standard rectangular abode floating just above the ground.

The interior spaces aren’t linear by your standard house floor plan, but yet there are many different nooks and crannies carved out of the organic forms on the inside. The lower level is actually where the “pit” part comes in at– with the kitchen and other public spaces being eye-level with the ground. Various built in seating areas, an open loft bedroom on the upper floor and an entire materials palette of steel, wood and concrete make this work of art complete.

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