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metropolita:  The Oval (by Chimay Bleue)

Bennesse House Hotel and Art Site Architect: Tadao Ando Location: Naoshima Island, Japan

Airbnb's experiment in urban planning was sparked by the success of an elderly woman in a rural Japanese town, Tsuyama Okayama, who listed her home on the site. While near Japan's most famous cedar forests, the town didn't receive many tourists.  But build it and they will come: soon, tourists flocked to the rural idyll. Enough tourists, in fact, that the woman's neighbors secured gigs as hiking guides, translators and tour guides.

Samara + Go Hasegawa and Associates : Yoshino Cedar House - Japan

WHITE   BOXの部屋 夜景

While a compact with depth entrance approach, high-quality appearance that combines a built-in garage of 2 cars.

Pit House,© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

Gallery of Pit House / UID Architects - 15

Image 15 of 20 from gallery of Pit House / UID Architects. Photograph by Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners