house of seven gardens

japanese firm ikimono architects recently completed 'house of seven gardens', a residence located in hiroshima, japan. 
intended for a young couple and their three children, the one story dwelling contains 17 separate areas 
- six exterior courtyards and 11 interior rooms - the spaces are of varied size, with windows and corridors weaving the 
shifting and offset environments together. vaguely defined programs allow each volume to support a range of activities,
their neutral shells adaptive and accommodating.

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