This house is located in Kita Kamakura, Japan. The main problem to create appealing living space was uneven land. This house has been designed by Suppose Design Office.
They have proposed to set concrete shafts slightly away from the wall and create a steel frame between the shafts in- order to insure the safety of the living space and the site at the same time. This also helps to keep the excavation which accompanies construction work on uneven sites to a minimum.
In addition, the space between the two levels which is created by the shafts and the retaining wall can be used as a garden. Many kinds of natural spaces can be created, such as a Japanese Garden, Bath Terrace, or Green Garden. The concrete will create a quiet, enclosed space, while an open space is created by the steel framework. Through these two structural forms you can feel connected to the surrounding nature in this wonderful living space.