house in hill

japanese practice cell space architects (mutsue hayakusa) has sent us images of 'house in hill', 
a single storey villa in gunma, japan. plugged into a south-facing hillside of a wooded site, 
the design seeks to keep as much of the natural landscape intact by curving around the topography 
to trace the contours of the land. 

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