tokyo-based practice SUWA architects + engineers has shared with us images of '533house', 
a single-storey private residence in a cold region of nagano prefecture, japan. seeking to create 
a living space which mostly operates through natural means, the design features an inclined 
southern facade that lets in sunlight during the winter while facilitating natural ventilation 
during the summer. 

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