House in Ayameike designed by Ippei Komatsu Architects is an "unpredictable and open house to the future" located in Nara, Japan.
"Architects decided to dig the site step by step and create two new low retaining walls on the site. They built the house on a new retaining wall and an L-shaped wall is erected on the new retaining wall, and the floor is placed on it. Furthermore, they set up an L-shaped wall at a position to balance it and put the floor on it repeatedly.
By stacking the symbolic walls that make up the entire city upstairs while maintaining a balance, Ippei Komatsu Architects tried to connect the relationship with the ground level and the surrounding environment to the top floor. Using the materials and landscapes that already existed in this residential area as clues for design, they aimed to create an unpredictable and open house to the future."
Description provided by the architect.