This work from Daigo Ishii and Future-scape Architects is a public cottage in the heaviest snowfall region in Japan. The cottage is devised into two volumes. The outer form is called big box, finished in black. While the second space is for living, placed in a row called Tube and finished in white. The two spaces make a contras viewpoint which looks at surrounding nature. Considering the heavy snow, the exterior wall finished with local techniques.
– July 19, 2009