Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

Posted on 24/11/2011 Author: . Under: Architecture

Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

By Japanese Architecture firm Artechnic

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture in Japan - A Shell in the Forest

Nestling deep within the forest in Karuizawa, Japan ‘The Shell Houseby Artechnic makes a powerful sculptural statement.  A total break away from the angularity more frequently associated with minimalist and contemporary architecture.  This curvilinear creation is clearly inspired by organic forms and is therefore totally at one within the natural landscape. ‘Shell House’ appears alive, as its interconnected ovoid forms flow through the surrounding trees.  The purity of its lines and uncluttered forms are reminiscent of an unfurling lily, of flowing water and indeed the cross section of a shell from where it derives its name.

Sculptural Contemporary Architecture

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture in Japan - A Shell in the Forest

There is indeed something futuristic about this home something otherworldly in its multiple aspects.  It is unique and refreshingly different in the way it transcends contemporary rectilinear conventions.

The unblemished outer skin of the building is formed over supporting structures of wood and concrete. Perfection in form, its clean white simplicity appears luminous within the complexity of the surrounding foliage. Perfectly planned proportions are probably related to the mystical ‘Golden Section’. The Golden Section is a system of proportions that has fascinated artists and mathematicians since classical antiquity.  Intriguingly, this is based on the structural proportions found in many natural forms – including the nautilus shell.

The Living Room Interior Design

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Interior and exterior are united by the free flowing forms, curves and spirals.  This home is a feast for the eyes and the rest of the senses.  All elements of the interior design fully compliment the architectural forms.  The effect is soothing, sensuous with no jarring elements to disturb the ambiance. To add stability and balance to the rhythmic curves, horizontal and vertical lines have been introduced into the windows and furnishings.  The horizontals add a further visual link to the surrounding tree trunks.

Soft natural colours and materials have been used in the interior with just the occasional splash of a brighter hue to add focus and interest.  Entering through circular windows in the roof, soft edged light and shadows shift in a continual natural cycle throughout the house emphasizing the fascinating curvature.  By night ‘Shell House’ is totally transformed as dramatic lighting is fully exploited to illuminate its spectacular forms.

by Jaz

Minimalist Interior Design

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Ultra Minimalist Interior Design

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Ultra Minimalist Living Room Interior Design

 

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Ultra Minimalist Living Room Interior Design

 

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Ultra Minimalist Kitchen Interior Design

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Ultra Minimalist Bathroom Interior Design

 

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Minimalist and Modern Spa Interior Design

 

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Second Floor

 

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Second Floor Interiors

 

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The Shell House Interior Design

 

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The Shell House Interior Design

Exterior Design

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Architecture in Japan

 

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Sculptural Architecture in Japan

 

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A shell House in the Forest

 

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A shell House in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Architecture Modern House

 

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Sculptural Architecture Modern House

 

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Sculptural Architecture Modern House

The Project

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 3D Sculptural Contemporary Architecture

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Shell House in the Forest

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

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Sculptural Contemporary Architecture – A Shell in the Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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