The past and the future coexist in this daylit house in Nara, Japan. Tokyo-based architecture studio ASSISTANT designed the house as a cluster of small pavilions for an elderly couple who places great value on preserving memories. The result was a steel-framed structure built in several phases on different locations, and assembled on site to create several overlapping spaces.
Local carpenters in Aomori built the main quarters of the house using locally available materials. The team built it as…
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