Futuristic Shell Residence in Kitasaku, Japan by ARTechnic | via

t turns out that houses of the future will probably not be square, rectangular or even angular. Shell Villa, an ultramodern residence designed by ARTechnic, represents a new direction in architecture – where angles are replaced by mild curves and abstract structures supersede traditional shapes.

Shell Villa is located in the district of Nagano in Kitasaku in Japan and basically looks like a shell or a spaceship that has had an emergency landing in the middle of a jungle. Its main, curved structure is made of light concrete and offers a shelter from the nature as well as an excellent sense of privacy. Paradoxically, the house blends naturally into the surroundings and becomes an unsual, but integral part of it. The impression is strengthened by subtle wooden accents that go along with the concrete surprisingly well.

The interior reflects modernity of the outside. It was designed with space and comfort with mind. Most of the floors, sections of the walls and furniture are built in timber shades to harmonize with the woods around the house. In addition to many windows providing natural lightning during the day, there are plenty of wall mounted lamps and floor illuminations that make the residence glow brightly in the dark.

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