Forget skyscrapers, Japanese home is one with the clouds

New York /
Jan.January 05, 2014 10:00 AM

 The billionaires of New York City love living in the clouds, or at least in the penthouse unit. But a home in the Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano, Japan is taking cloud living in a whole new direction.

Projecting over the edge of the mountain, this transparent Japanese residence delivers unparalleled panoramic views. The client who commissioned the unique home designed by the architects at Kidosaki Architects Studio spent years location scouting until they found the perfect spot.

When it was completed, exactly half the house was extended over a cliff edge, giving it access to mountain plateau breeze that “makes you coexistent with nature,” according to Curbed. The overall effect of the home is a “feeling is so intense that it is almost as if you are living on a cloud,” according to the architect. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron


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